Melvin SwinneyCuyahoga County Sheriff's Department
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland man charged along with seven others with stealing thousands of dollars in equipment from cellphone stores in nine states turned himself in this week, the FBI said Friday.
Melvin Swinney, 21, surrendered to authorities on Tuesday, according to court records. He is being held by the U.S. Marshals Service.
Swinney is charged with breaking into stores after hours to steal phones, tablets and other electronics. The crew, which was given assignments on what stores to target, would use a crowbar to break into storage spaces or kiosks, according to the FBI.
Agents say the members are associated with a subset of the Heartless Felons gang.
Charges were filed Feb. 15. The rest of the defendants were either arrested last week or were being held in other criminal cases.
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