Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Old Town Man Arrested for Burglaries in Chiefland

October 18, 2016

Levy County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Norman “Ashley” Burnett 8-14-77 for multiple burglaries in the Chiefland and Fanning Springs area yesterday. Burnett first became a person of interest when the “Juice Box”, located in Fanning Springs, was burglarized on October 4, 2016. The owner reported approximately $900.00 worth of merchandise had been stolen when the burglar broke through a window.

LCSO investigators were able to obtain a warrant for Burnett’s arrest on October 10, 2016 for the Juice Box burglary. Burnett’s bond on that case was pre-set at $150,000.00. Investigators located Burnett just off of Manatee Springs Highway yesterday and after a brief foot pursuit apprehended him. Investigators interviewed Burnett, who matched the description of a person seen in the Buck Bay subdivision, and gained his confession. Investigators report Burnett confessed to 5-6 burglaries in Buck Bay, taking approximately $600.00 in property from various vehicles and yards.

The LCSO investigators continue this investigation and anticipate additional charges will be filed in the near future. Currently Burnett is booked into the Levy County Detention Facility for the singular warrant and is being held on a $150,000.00 bond.