Press Release: Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office
Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two 18-year-old males, a 14-year-old female juvenile and a 16-year-old male juvenile in connection with two residential burglaries in the Wakulla Gardens community of Crawfordville on Wednesday, Sept. 4, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel. The incidents were reported at 2:09 p.m. and 3:17 p.m. and the cases were completed at 4:22 p.m.
Michael Wren Highsmith, 18, of Crawfordville was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of criminal mischief, two counts of grand theft and resisting arrest without violence. Dylan Shane Hartsfield, 18, of Crawfordville was charged with one count of burglary, one count of criminal mischief, two counts of grand theft and resisting arrest without violence.
The female juvenile was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of criminal mischief, two counts of grand theft and resisting arrest without violence. The male juvenile was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of criminal mischief, two counts of grand theft and resisting arrest without violence.
A residential burglary was reported by a victim on W.F. Magers Road who stated she lost $1,255 worth of jewelry, a computer, medications, binoculars and electronics. An air conditioning unit was damaged in the burglary following a forced entry. Damage to the home was estimated at $150.
A second residential burglary was reported nearby on Summer Brooke Lane where the victim stated she lost a computer, electronic games, alcohol, electronics, a firearm, computer and other miscellaneous items valued at $4,880. A forced entry was observed at the home and damage was estimated at $600.
A concerned citizen reported spotting four suspicious teenagers in a nearby pasture attempting to conceal themselves from view.
Sgt. Billy Jones and Detective Rob Giddens observed the two subjects and caught Hartsfield and Highsmith following a foot pursuit in the pasture. The two juveniles were secured by Deputy Mike Zimba and Lt. Brent Sanders without incident.
Nearly all of the stolen property from both homes has been recovered.
Highsmith remains in the Wakulla County Jail under a $41,500 bond while Hartsfield remains in jail under a $36,000 bond. The two juveniles were transported to juvenile detention in Tallahassee for processing.
Deputy Mike Zimba, Detective Clint Beam, Detective Cole Wells, Sgt. Lorne Whaley, Lt. Brent Sanders, Deputy Scott Powell, Detective Derek Lawhon and Sgt. Billy Jones investigated.