Press Release: Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office
Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 25-year-old Orlando man in connection with a business burglary on Woodville Highway on Sept. 19, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel.
Travis William Nichols was arrested on four counts of burglary, four counts of larceny and one count of criminal mischief. Money and Son’s Automotive reported a burglary into the business establishment and into vehicles parked on the property. A forced entry was discovered at the business.
Computer equipment, vehicle keys and a checkbook were stolen from the business and suspect information was obtained from the victim. A short time later, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that the criminal activity had taken place at the business. The tip described missing items that matched those taken from Money and Son’s Automotive. While WCSO and LSCO law enforcement officials were discussing the investigation, Leon County units spotted the suspect on Woodville Highway in Leon County. Mutual assistance was initiated between the agencies and the suspect was detained.
All of the stolen property was recovered at the arrest scene and turned over to the victims. A radar detector and a vehicle scanner were stolen out of two vehicles in the automotive yard.
Nichols remains in the Wakulla County Jail under a $26,500 bond. Detective Clint Beam, Deputy Scott Powell, Detective Cole Wells and members of the LCSO investigated.