3 Arrested in Connection with Burglaries, Grand Theft

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office detectives teamed up with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in executing a search warrant that resulted in the arrest of three Tallahassee residents in connection with burglaries and grand thefts reported in both counties.

Jason Miguel McCollough, 20, Gwendolyn Smith, 19, and Skylar Dylan Heller, 20, all of Tallahassee, were arrested Friday, Dec. 9 following the execution of the search warrant and additional investigation at other undisclosed Tallahassee locations.

McCollough and Heller were charged with eight counts each of grand theft of a firearm and one count each of grand theft, burglary of a structure while armed and criminal mischief. Smith was charged with possession of stolen property.

“Wakulla Sheriff’s Office detectives were working in conjunction with Leon County Sheriff’s Office investigators to solve crimes in both counties,” said Undersheriff Maurice Langston. “The arrests solve one case in Wakulla County and two Leon County cases and five firearms were recovered along with jewelry, a television, computer, personal identification and BB guns.”

Law enforcement officials arrived at a Shumard Drive home in Tallahassee and arrested McCollough and Smith at that location. Heller was arrested later the same day at another Tallahassee location.

In late November, a Crawfordville resident reported a residential burglary where the suspects created a forced entry into the home and a shed. The stolen property was valued at $3,150.

During the investigation, Wakulla detectives received information that McCollough was a possible suspect and was in possession of the stolen property. Additional intelligence determined that Heller was connected to the burglaries being investigated in both counties. The Crawfordville victim’s home is near the Leon County line.

McCollough and Heller are being held in the Wakulla County Jail with no bond. Smith was released from jail after posting a $1,000 bond.

Much of the stolen property from the Crawfordville location was recovered in Tallahassee. Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 09:37 AM
    This aint the oreo cookie gang at it again is it?
  • by Winning on Dec 14, 2011 at 04:52 AM
    Great job WCSO, once again proving there is much much more to enforcing the law and solving criminal cases than writing traffic tickets and chauffering the Govorner. Sorry Charlie
  • by Truth Location: Tally on Dec 13, 2011 at 11:00 PM
    Why post? These morons can't read. Dirt is smarter thats why they steal. No morals, no ethics and absolutely no character. Good job LCSO and WCSO!!
  • by Me on Dec 13, 2011 at 10:16 PM
    Dumb a###es
  • by anon Location: wakulla on Dec 13, 2011 at 03:41 PM
    When old Charley Creel gets in there, we going to see some big head lines from down here in Willkilla County.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 at 03:38 PM
    WCSO gets the crooks for us. We are proud of this county and our sheriff.
  • by Live Free or Die on Dec 13, 2011 at 02:22 PM
    These scumbags better be glad they didn't come into my house, especially if I were home. They would have been full of lead, and maybe some brass.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 at 11:15 AM
    I agree. They need to be working or at least looking for a job or trying to go to somebody's school to get an education but that's too much like right.
  • by kwitcherbellyachin on Dec 13, 2011 at 09:17 AM
    Send the lot of 'em over to Iraq, you will see how many times they commit robbery after they have no hands.
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      by Boland on Dec 14, 2011 at 09:00 AM in reply to kwitcherbellyachin
      That's right. Send these fools over to Iraq, Iran, Afhganistan or wherever and let them fight those folks for their freedom...
  • by Wakulla Mom on Dec 13, 2011 at 08:38 AM
    Way to go WCSO!!! You did GREAT work!! Now these scum bags are behind bars.
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