BOSTWICK, Fla. -- Over a dozen men are in jail after the Putnam County Sheriff's Office concluded a five-month investigation into a series of burglaries.
During the investigation the sheriff's office established a Burglary Task Force to help counteract any further burglaries, according to a news release.
The release said Detectives Josh Lee, Lynn Nicely, Larry Sapp and Mark Stroger spent days, hours and weeks working to clear the burglary cases.
As the detectives went over cases they were led to similar crimes in Clay County.
Their investigation showed the burglaries occurred during the daylight hours and each time the thieves used force to enter the home.
The release said the people arrested allegedly took firearms, electronics, jewelry, paper documents and safes.
Detectives used physical evidence and eyewitness accounts to get warrants for the following people:
- Sean Headley Jr., bond amount $290,004.
- Donna Headley, bond amount $7,504.
- Cornell Pena, bond amount $135,004.
- Michael Carter, bond amount $5,004.
- Brian Brantley, bond amount $75,004.
- Andrew Sullivan, bond amount $5,004.
- Angel Jones, bond amount $65,004.
- William Mitchell, bond amount $5,004.
- Victor Conception, bond amount $10,004.
- Richardo Herrera, bond amount $5,004.
- Von Mitchell, bond amount $10,004.
- Christopher Maze, bond amount $5,004.
- Loman Largen, bond amount $1,504.
The release said the warrants are for armed burglary, grand theft of a firearm, grand theft and dealing in stolen property.
Robert McCarthy and Robert Dale also have warrants out for burglary charges in Putnam County. The release said they are being held in the Clay County Jail for pending charges related to both county's investigations.
Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy said, "The perseverance of these dedicated detectives is what it took to catch these criminals. It is an honor to work alongside these outstanding individuals."
It is estimated the value of the recovered items from the cases totals nearly $60,000. The sheriff's office is asking for the public's assistance as they work to recover several items still missing, including firearms.
Anyone with information about burglaries in Putnam County is asked to contact the Putnam County Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau at 386-329-0821. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-277-8477 if you would like to remain anonymous and potentially receive a cash reward up to $1,000.
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