Miami-Dade police believe they’ve arrested the burglar who fired on a mailman making his rounds in Kendall Mar. 2 while making a second morning burglary with his partner.
Two South Dade 18-year-olds, Jacoby Myrick and Marques Brown, wake up Thursday morning in Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center with enough charges to fill the black Nissan Murano police say they used in last week’s robberies.
Myrick, who cops say admitted firing the gun, got charged with two counts of armed burglary; two counts of first-degree grand theft; two counts of aggravated assualt with a firearm; criminal mischief under $200; criminal mischief over $1,000; and discharging a firearm from a vehicle. His bond is $209,000.
Brown faces two counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling; two counts of third degree grand theft; criminal mischief over $1,000; criminal mischief under $200; aggravated assault with a firearm; and discharing a firearm from a vehicle. His bond amount hadn’t shown up in online court records as of Thursday morning.
That last charge is where mailman Felix Carmona comes into the picture.
As Carmona came up on a house in the 9300 block of Southwest 92nd Street, he told police, he saw two black males run out of the house and into a black Nissan Murano. Carmona followed them in his U.S. Postal Service vehicle. According to one of Myrick’s arrest reports, the SUV’s passenger fired shots at Carmona. They missed, but the mailman did stop his chase.
From that burglary, Myrick and Brown swiped two watches worth $1,400 and two Apple laptops worth $4,000 after shattering a glass french door. About 15 minutes earlier, police say, the pair got $1,000 worth of jewelry and an Xbox 360 game console from a home in 10200 block of Southwest 98th Avenue.
Surveillance cameras at the second home caught Brown walking out of the house with the loot. Myrick allegedly told police he helped get into the house by breaking a door pane, but only waited in the car while Brown did the actual stealing.
Brown got probation on a concealed firearm carry-resisting an officer case that wrapped up last Friday.