Guns, jewels, phones stolen, leading to arrest


A 21-year-old Waco man who already has five convictions for theft going back to when he was 19 years old is now being held in the McLennan County Jail on five different cases with theft amounts totaling into the thousands of dollars

Marlon Ronshae Phillips was arrested Wednesday on five different local warrants and also is named in a U-S Marshal detainer on federal weapons charges.

Marlon Ronshae Phillips

In the most recent cases against him, Phillips is accused of entering an EZ Pawn store at 301 East Waco Drive on September 7, 2017, going to the jewelry counter and asking to see a ring.

He was handed a gold ring with square diamond cluster and is accused of running out of the store with it.

On October 6, 2017 he is accused of entering E. Wireless Latinos at 1916 West Waco Drive and asking to see three cell phones.

Once the cell phones were placed on the counter by the sales clerk, he is accused of grabbing them and running out of the store with an Apple 6 plus and two Apple 6S phones valued at $1225.

On December 12, 2017 he is accused of entering Boozer Jewelers at 1015 North Valley Mills Drive in Waco, asking to see two gold and diamond rings worth $4850 and running from the store with them.

On January 29, 2018 he is accused of entering the Cash America Pawn Store at 611 North valley Mills Drive, jumping over the gun counter and grabbing  Ruger AR-15 and a Smith & Wesson M&P AR15 rifle and fleeing the store.

And finally on January 30, 2018 he is accused of entering the Sprint store at 1107 North Valley Mills Drive  and asking to look at some phones, but saying he did not need any help.

A sales person was walking away when she heard alarms go off at the door and noticed that four display Apple IPhones had been ripped from the the display and taken out the door, with their value listed as $3148.97.

In several instances, the suspect was caught on security cameras and in others was identified from previous mug shots.

He remained in the McLennan County Jail Thursday afternoon with bail not yet set on some of the charges.

Court records showed two previous convictions in 2015 and three previous convictions in 2017.

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