Deputies: Man assaulted woman, used deceased elderly victim’s debit card in Greenville County
GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said a man was arrested in connection to two incidents involving robbery, theft, and fraudulent usage of financial transaction cards.
The investigation started on July 22 after 31-year-old Trevious Bernard Jackson reportedly approached a woman outside walking her dog near Woodruff Road and forced her inside her apartment using a gun.
Arrest warrants said once Jackson was inside, he stole the woman’s debit card, sexually assaulted her, masturbated in front of her and forced her into the bathroom. He reportedly moved a dresser in front of the door so she could not escape to call for help.
Deputies also identified Jackson as a suspect in connection with a break-in at an elderly woman’s apartment.
The body of the 86-year-old victim, Mary McDavitt Bassett, was found on Sept. 12 after deputies received a report of a deceased woman inside an apartment on Knights Spur Court in Simpsonville. The last time she was seen alive was on Sept. 9.
While investigating, deputies said they determined that on Sept. 10, Jackson broke in and stole Bassett’s purse, which contained her keys and an Apple Airtag. That day, investigators said he made multiple attempts to use her bank card.
The sheriff’s office said when they looked into two successful and fraudulent transactions took place on Sept. 11 and 12, they saw Jackson on surveillance video using the card to withdraw money.
Investigators are still looking into how Jackson first came in contact with Bassett and her cause of death, pending the joint investigation with the Greenville County Coroner’s Office.
Deputies said Jackson was arrested on Sept. 15 following a traffic stop in Spartanburg County and is currently in the Greenville County Detention Center facing the following charges:
- 2 counts of 1st-degree Burglary
- 2 counts of Financial Transaction Card Theft
- 2 counts of financial transaction card fraud
- Armed robbery
- 1st-degree assault
- Petit larceny
- Pointing and presenting a firearm
- Possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime
Jackson was denied bond by a judge Thursday night.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 864-23-CRIME.
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