Arrest Made For Vehicle Burglaries at Football Game

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

Crawfordville, Florida- October 10, 2011 -

Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office deputies providing law enforcement coverage at the Wakulla War Eagle football game Friday, Oct. 7 arrested an 18-year-old Tallahassee man at 8:45 p.m. after observing their suspect attempting to enter parked vehicles during the game, according to Sheriff Donnie Crum.

Brandon Lee Durrance, 18, of Tallahassee was charged with two counts of burglary of a vehicle and one count each of grand theft and attempted theft.

A concerned citizen contacted Lt. Dale Evans about a suspicious male walking around parked vehicles in the bus loading area. Lt. Evans was joined by Lt. Billy Jones and Reserve Deputy Jerry Finney as the officers observed their suspect checking to see if vehicle doors were locked.

After observing Durrance checking for open vehicles, officers apprehended their suspect and discovered that he had a car stereo tucked inside his pants. The victim returned to his vehicle and identified his stereo. While officers investigated the first theft, a second victim shouted out to deputies from a short distance away that his vehicle had been entered as well. A stereo inside the second vehicle had been tampered with but was left inside the truck.

Durrance was taken to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. He remains in jail under at $8,000 bond.

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