Three Suspects Arrested in Gilbert-Addoms Burglary

Fourth suspect identified as juvenile, released to parent

Update: Friday, Nov. 22, 2019: 2:45 p.m.

The fourth suspect was identified as a juvenile. The suspect was interviewed and released into the custody of a parent. All four suspects have been trespassed from Duke’s campus.

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Three of the four individuals suspected of stealing electronic equipment and personal items from two rooms in Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall have been arrested and each charged with two counts of second degree burglary and two counts of larceny after breaking and entering.

The fourth suspect remains at large.

The three suspects were arrested near Lilly Library on East Campus about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday following a tip to Duke Police. All three were jailed with bonds set at $10,000.

The individuals arrested include Ibn Wilbur Ross, 18, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Gilbert Dejesus, 16, of Durham, N.C.; and Jermalley James, 18, of Durham, N.C.

Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for Administration, commended the work by Duke Police, local law enforcement and the Duke community for helping to identify and apprehend the three suspects so quickly.

“We talk about safety being a shared responsibility, and we are glad for the cooperation of so many in this effort,” he said. “We are grateful for the tireless work of our officers and investigators to help make this campus safe.”