Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Burglar Receives 212 Months In Federal Prison

Media Release
Date: September 9, 2009
Time: 7:15 PM

On September 24, 2008 Gregory Day committed several burglaries in Levy County. Day was located at 4627 S.E. 1 Place Gainesville, Florida and was arrested for two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of burglary tools and dealing in stolen property.

Levy County has been experiencing an increase in residential burglaries and thefts and Sheriff Smith decided to form a new unit called “Street Crimes Unit”. This Unit was formed on September 22, 2008 and was commanded by Lt. Evan Sullivan. Within two days of the newly formed Street Crimes Unit was averaging one burglary arrest a day. The Street Crimes Unit is designed to assist the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigation Division in stakeouts, surveillance and is trained in high tech electronic equipment.

On September 24, 2008 a witness reported to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office a suspicious vehicle at 14631 N.E. 10 Ave. The witness reported that the suspect was a black male and he was driving a black Kia 4-door sedan car. Upon arrival at the residence it was discovered that the suspect forcibly entered the residence and stole a laptop computer and a 12 gauge shotgun. During the crime spree the suspect also committed another residential burglary at 13451 North Bronson Ave and stole a laptop computer and a computer projector.

The investigation revealed that the suspect was driving a 1999 KIA sedan and the tag was registered to a deceased relative. Members of the Street Crimes Unit and the Criminal Investigation Division responded to Gainesville to search for Day and his vehicle. Detective Lauree Allen was the case agent and remained at the scene to interview the victims and supervise the crime scene. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Levy County Sheriff’s Office by conducting a traffic stop and inside of Day’s car were the stolen computer laptops, stolen gun and computer projector, burglary tools and numerous amounts of jewelry from the Levy County burglaries.

Day is a 32 time convicted felon and is currently on probation for burglary. Probation and Parole was contacted and retrieved a rifle from Day’s residence and he was charged for the violation of probation charge and transported to the Alachua County Jail.

With Day’s extensive criminal history he was federally indicted in Gainesville on February 24, 2009. On September 9, 2009 Day was sentenced to 212 months in federal prison.


Gregory Day
4627 S.E. 1 Place
Gainesville, Florida
Black Male 06/02/51