Two Burglary Suspects Caught at Crawfordville House

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

Crawfordville, Florida - January 13, 2012 -

Two male burglary suspects were caught in the act attempting to remove property from an Obediah Triplett Road home in Crawfordville Jan. 12, according to Sheriff Donnie Crum.

John Lee Mann, 19, of Tallahassee was charged with grand theft, burglary and felony criminal mischief and Jason Ray Miller, 21, of Ripley, Tenn. was charged with burglary, grand theft, felony criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools.

The sheriff’s office received a complaint of a suspicious person in the area. Deputy Vicki Mitchell responded and discovered the two suspects in the home. Deputy Mitchell also observed a pile of wire and the two men wearing work gloves.

Lt. C.L. Morrison arrived on scene and confirmed that the two men did not have the permission of the homeowner to be on the property. Detective Derek Lawhon investigated and discovered that in addition to metal items, wiring was removed from a hot water heater and a pool table, an electric scooter, washing machine, refrigerator and figurines, valued at $450, were taken. Copper wiring had been removed from electrical fixtures and some of the light switches. Damage to the hot water heater was estimated at $400. The copper is valued at $100.

The home suffered severe damage, estimated at more than $1,000, due to the theft of wiring. The suspect vehicle was towed from the scene and Mann and Miller were transported to the Wakulla County Jail under $6,000 and $5,500 bonds respectively.


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  • by tell it like it is on Jan 16, 2012 at 09:19 AM
    first of all you people should know the whole truth before passing judgement on these guys... this house has been abandoned and past due on taxes for more than 5 years now.. this place was already a dump before the two got there, and the place had already been stripped down by theives in the night. I own property near that area and go down that way often and the damage was already done to that house. they are trying to pin it on these two because they got caught there. so good neighbor you better not rest well becasue the real theives are still out there.
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      by WESTILLHERE on Jan 16, 2012 at 06:26 PM in reply to tell it like it is
      PEOPLE LIKE U MAKE ME SIIIIICK! THOSE LITTLE THUGS ARE NOT INNOCENT......COME ON! BUT I FORGOT, ONLY BLACKS STEAL(STORY AT HAND), KILL(HILTON) AND SELL DRUGS(CHECK THIS SITE ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO). I AM JUST SICK OF WHITES UPHOLDING WHITES WHEN THEY DO WRONG BUT THEN U BRING DOWN OTHERS. EACH RACE HAS ITS OWN IDIOTS. NOW THIS SHOULD BRING OUT ALL THE RACIST IDIOTS........LEGGGO!
  • by Able on Jan 14, 2012 at 04:51 PM
    That little boy is going to be doing a lot of crying soon!They asked for trouble,now they are going to get more than they can handle!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2012 at 02:23 PM
    If you can't spell innocent, you certainly have no idea what the definition of slander is. These are probably the same two little thugs that hit two houses in Bridalgate last week. Lock them up Sheriff!
  • by will kill ya Location: Florida on Jan 14, 2012 at 10:45 AM
    In wakulla county you are guilty untill proven inosent. So all these coments are slander . Thanks for the case against the county.
  • by Me on Jan 13, 2012 at 04:21 PM
    May want to reconsider closing the prisons in Fla, seems to be lately a bunch of knotheads that needs to be locked up.
  • by My oh my on Jan 13, 2012 at 04:18 PM
    You know at one time I had an idea to do something that was a crime, but by 2nd grade I knew by then what was right from wrong. I am sure a majority of viewers are the same way.
  • by God Bless America Location: tally on Jan 13, 2012 at 02:38 PM
    Future career criminals...cut one finger off each as a reminder for their criminal action. Then send them home. Get caught again...there goes the hand.
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      by Allah is Great on Jan 14, 2012 at 06:11 AM in reply to God Bless America
      You have my blessing in this matter.
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        by God Bless America on Jan 14, 2012 at 04:41 PM in reply to Allah is Great
        We don't need your blessing. I like what the marines did...:)
    • reply
      by End Welfare on Jan 14, 2012 at 05:22 PM in reply to God Bless America
      Stop paying non producers to breed more non producers.
  • by Concerned about our young folks Location: brooks on Jan 13, 2012 at 01:43 PM
    Like Forest Gump's mom said "stupid is as stupid does" Pray folks ... Pray Only God can help folks who do these things! Than God this is only a small portion of our young folks. Sorry to say so many young people who are working, raising Christian families and/or making good grades in school and college are not noticed. Coodoos to all you hard working young folks...keep it up..you are noticed. God Bless
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      by Dr. GaGa on Jan 13, 2012 at 06:02 PM in reply to Concerned about our young folks
      Well, according to Scripture, God loves these little numbskulls too. I think He also had something to say about your passing judgment on other people. That's a matter He reserved unto Himself.
  • by Marvin (Your Cousin) on Jan 13, 2012 at 01:42 PM
    These white trash geniuses are causing more in damages than they can sell for meth. Morons.
  • by DTH Location: Tallahassee on Jan 13, 2012 at 01:18 PM
    I would bet that the Damage was well over $10,000.00, NOT $1,000.00.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 13, 2012 at 05:58 PM in reply to DTH
      You can't read very well. The story said "damage, estimated at more than $1,000" So it could be 100,000 and the story would be accurate.
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