Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Burglary Investigation Recovers $10,400 in Stolen Property

May 13, 2014

Investigators with Levy County Sheriff’s Office took advantage of a break in a recent string of residential burglaries in the Chiefland area. Investigators developed Brad Michael Shipley - DOB 9-2-77 as a primary suspect in these cases. Shipley was stealing guns, knives, fishing poles and other outdoor/hunting equipment and using neighborhood kids to help him commit these crimes. Shipley threatened the kids telling them if they told - they would go to jail with him.

Shipley’s plan unraveled when one of the kids told his mother what he had been made to do. The mother contacted LCSO and investigators seized the moment. Investigators were able recover property from six residential burglaries in Levy County, one burglary in Gilchrist County and a storage shed burglary in Alachua County.

Shipley is being held in the Levy County Detention Facility on an $810,000.00 bond.



Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111

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