Wednesday, November 2, 2016

LCSO and Gilchrist SO Investigators Combine to Arrest 2 for Firearms Theft


November 1, 2016

LCSO Investigators and some of their counterparts from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office worked together during the month of October to arrest two suspected thieves.  The agencies’ shared information regarding two firearms, a chain saw and a portable generator.  These items were reported stolen from a residence in the Chiefland area during September of this year.  The deputies learned that the items had been pawned in Alachua County.  Through the joint investigation, probable cause to arrest Theresa Louise Sapp (5-23-68) and her son-in-law, Joshua Ryan Hughes (6-21-87) was developed. 

Sapp and Hughes had gained the victim’s confidence by performing work around his house.  After developing his trust, they stole the items when the victim was unaware. 

GCSO Deputies and LCSO Investigator Mike McNeil helped locate both subjects in Gilchrist County where they were taken into custody.  Both suspects will be facing charges for Grand Theft, Burglary, and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.  They are being housed at the Gilchrist County Detention Center awaiting transfer back to Levy County. 

LCSO wishes to thank Sheriff Bobby Schultz and all the entire staff at GCSO for their continuing assistance in multiple investigations.  Anyone with information regarding the location of any stolen property or persons involved is urged to contact the Levy County Sheriff’s Office at 352-486-5111 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers. 

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