Wakulla County, Florida - May 25, 2011 -
A Panacea couple was arrested May 25 for burglary and grand theft after one of the suspects told investigators that she and her boyfriend had broken into a house near where they lived, according to Sheriff David Harvey.
Bonnie Ariella Church, 26, and John Douglas Dixon, 29, were charged with breaking into a home owned by an 84-year-old Jacksonville woman.
“The victim did not know she had become a victim of a crime until my investigators contacted law enforcement in Jacksonville and told her,” said Sheriff Harvey. “We have recovered the property in the burglary.”
Church took Lt. Mike Kemp to the victim’s home where he discovered a broken window. Once inside the residence, the suspect told Lt. Kemp that they took $1,085 worth of property including televisions, DVD players, rugs, pots and pans, fishing equipment and toilet paper.
Dixon was also charged with criminal mischief in connection with the broken window. The stolen property was recovered in Dixon’s camper. The victim was notified through the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and wished to prosecute. Both Church and Dixon were taken to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. Detective Matt Helms also investigated.