[UPDATE] GCSO: Burglary Suspect Captured in Havana

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Havana, Florida - July 12, 2011 - 7pm

A Havana teen is behind bars for burglarizing several homes and leading deputies on a high speed chase.

Gadsden County deputies arrested 19-year-old Devarius Strong shortly after he wrecked his car near Shortcut Road. A neighbor noticed him stealing TV's and laptops from several homes on Timber Run Road in Havana and called the police.

"We encourage our residents here in Gadsden County to know if they are aware of a crime taking place to please call and notify the sheriff's department. We're trying to be more proactive at this point," says Ricky Gainous with GCSO.

Deputies say Strong led them on a three minute chase before wrecking his car and running into the woods nearby.

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Havana, Florida - July 12, 2011 - 1:20pm

Around 1pm, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office received a call about a burglary in progress in Gadsden County, according to Investigator Jenkins with GCSO. The suspect was caught off Salem Road in Havana, Florida. GCSO says that they are about to arrest the suspect.

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  • by anonymous Location: havana on Jul 19, 2011 at 10:09 AM
    It is very legal to shoot someone if they are wrongdoing on or in you home or property. that was ignorant just like most of the people in the world today everyone is pansies per say and wont fight or stand up for what should and can be done. And on the obama thing guys we are being destroyed from the inside and alot of people are too blinded by the fact that hes the first half black president weve had(proven muslum till origional birth cirtificate is found) he has a huge chance of being re-elected which scares me because we will be done for as the united states if it happens...god be with us!
  • by anonymous Location: Tallahassee on Jul 13, 2011 at 07:57 AM
    Oh People! Please stop blaming race for stupidity. We all know that stupidity is universal. It has nothing to do with race. It has nothing to do with President Obama or President Bush or any other president. What it all has to do with are poor choices. Kids these days seem to never learn. It's all of them, not just some of them. So get off the race soapbox.
  • by It's there own fault on Jul 13, 2011 at 05:48 AM
    Why is it that everytime a black person dose something stupid President Obama is brought up, but when Bush was president nothing was said and if anyone dared to say anything people who did care for him made excuses. So just because a black person does something dumb it there fault no one elses he was just dumb as heck. So get over it white and black ppl do stupid things so stop trying to blame Pres. Obama cause if any of you were president the samething would happen, o my bad some of you who are talking mess probaly can't control your own homes so hush.
  • by Bagoporkrindious on Jul 12, 2011 at 06:35 PM
    Y'all talking bout pants down, look at Obama. His pants up and he still let us down. His cracker side stronger than the brotha side!
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      by anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 01:22 AM in reply to Bagoporkrindious
      Perhaps if thugs would just stop bein' thugs, they would be no need for dat. Pull dem pants-up, put on a belt, you thug. You a gangsta'? Not even.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 04:53 AM in reply to Bagoporkrindious
      Obama is not smart enough to be on any side. He is being led rather than leading. The president has to lead the country, and Obama is not capable of this.
      • reply
        by Bagoporkrindious on Jul 13, 2011 at 08:04 AM in reply to
        You 2 are seriously, easily misled. Wow, gotcha good!!!
      • reply
        by Any man that screams GD America is not your friend. on Jul 14, 2011 at 04:56 AM in reply to
        Obama is not dumb. He is very well educated. These things are happening not because he is dumb, but because he is smart. He wants the results that we now have. The results are not an accident caused by stupidity. The results are deliberate caused by calculations. He knows exactly what he is doing. In my opinion he is deliberatly trying to destroy capitalisim by bankrupting it. Any man that gets on TV and screams GD America is not your friend and any man that mentors under that man for 20 plus years is not your friend either. He is a friend of the world, but not of America
  • by Juson Location: Quincy on Jul 12, 2011 at 06:26 PM
    Davarius be good at stickin his fool tongue out at yall! But Bro, you not good at burgalin' and drivin! Three minutes, shoot, my shorty can do that blindfolded!! You feel me? Try stickin yo fool tonuge out in jail! Yaaa!
  • by Anon Location: Tally on Jul 12, 2011 at 06:15 PM
    In response to "Sly". Before you post things on the internet for the entire world to see, you should learn correct grammar as well as spelling. Futhermore, how can a person be a burglary? I thought they were burglars. You must be related to the idiot they arrested.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 12, 2011 at 05:16 PM
    Look TIR, another THUG.
  • by Nosiness wins again on Jul 12, 2011 at 04:37 PM
    I like nosy people and this is why. You all can not get away with nothing in Gadsden County because everybody is watching you. If they see you driving or walking around when you should be working they are chiecking you out to see what you are doing, believe me and then they are on their cell phone calling others spys. You can't get away with nothing this is gossip central and I for one like it that way.
  • by Danielle Location: Tallahassee on Jul 12, 2011 at 03:45 PM
    People should not judge someone just off a single incident....some of these comments are just ridiculous
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      by big D on Jul 12, 2011 at 07:19 PM in reply to Danielle
      judge him ,,,if he breakes into to someone house and steal stuff,,,,he is a thug,trash ..
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      by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 04:52 AM in reply to Danielle
      It wasn't one incident. He not only got caught trying to break in, but he also led police on a high speed chase. This equals no less than 2 incidents. He made at least 2 stupid thug choices.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 12, 2011 at 03:42 PM
    where do they get these names from?
    • reply
      by sly on Jul 13, 2011 at 02:26 PM in reply to
      Ido not know where these white people get this name from thug,I guess they do not commit crimes,when ever a black person comitted a crime they get on this post and show there real feeling how they feel about blk people very very silly.
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        by Own your own faults on Jul 14, 2011 at 04:48 AM in reply to sly
        I don't know, Sly the same could be said about you. Couldn't it? Isn't that what you are doing?
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