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.