Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Burglary In Progress Captures Two Chiefland Men



Date:                January 11, 2011

Time:                11:30 AM


On January 10, 2011 the victim drove up to his property only to find two men stealing a deer feeder and tree stand from his shed.  The victim stated that he noticed that his deer feeder was in the suspects' truck and the younger suspect was carrying a tree stand from his shed.  The suspect immediately dropped the tree stand a ran on foot. The victim fired a high power rifle into the ground and told the suspect to stop.  The suspects complied and the victim notified the Sheriff's Office.


Captain Scott Anderson arrived at 15591 NW 46th Lane Chiefland and detained Michael Whidden II and Wesley McCook.  The investigation revealed that Whidden admitted to stealing the deer feeder and he was charged with burglary and petit theft.  McCook which was the driver was charged with burglary, petit theft, and possession cocaine and drug paraphernalia.




Michael Eugene Whidden II

Chiefland, Fl.

7191 NW 105th Street

White Male, 03/22/82


Wesley Warren McCook

3550 NW 120th Street

Chiefland, Fl.

White Male, 06/06/58






Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218