Three accused in attempted school bus heist in Jackson County

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
March 6, 2018

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- Three men have been arrested by the Marianna Police Department after allegedly breaking into a school bus compound.

At 8 p.m. Sunday, MPD responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Jackson County School Bus Compound on Penn Avenue. According to officials, an officer was patrolling the compound when he spotted two suspects running from the complex.

The runners were identified as Austin Boutwell, 18, and Brandon Donaldson, 21. Upon further investigation, a third accomplice was identified as Jamie Kinsey, 18.

According to officials, the three entered the compound through a cut in the fence, and later admitted they were there to steal two school buses.

All three were transported to Jackson County Corrections Facility to await their first appearance.

Chief Hayes Baggett encourages anyone with information regarding suspicious activity to contact the Marianna Police Department at 850-526-3125.

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