March 18, 2016
LCSO deputies responded to a reported burglary at the Restoration of Faith Outreach Ministry Church located at 3891 NE 212 Court in Williston on March 13, 2016. Minister Callie Mae Peterson arrived at her church to discover someone had pried open the front door and attempted to steal all of the church’s musical equipment. For reasons unknown, no property was taken but over $100 in damage was done to the door.
The LCSO Criminal Investigations Division was contacted by the responding deputy and investigators assumed responsibility for this investigation. CID Investigators placed surveillance equipment inside the church in expectations the criminals may return. Their wait wasn’t long; on March 15, Minister Peterson discovered the burglars had returned having pried open a back door. Investigators reviewed surveillance footage and with the assistance of Patrol Deputy Douglas, identified the suspects.
Brothers Melvin William Anderson (7-12-85) and Jacoby Uriah Anderson (6-22-92) were located by investigators at the Mack Apartments in Williston. Both brothers confessed to these burglaries. All of the musical equipment taken during the March 15 burglary was recovered from the apartment they shared. Approximately $1,000 in musical equipment was seized and returned to Minister Peterson, just in time for her Wednesday services.
The Anderson’s were booked into the Levy County Detention Facility charged with burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief. Their bond has been set at $135,000 each.