December 15, 2016
Arthur Lee Jones (4-28-98) of Bronson was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) December 14, 2016, for multiple counts of burglary and theft.
The LCSO Patrol Division responded to a residential alarm yesterday morning at approximately 0830. Deputies discovered the alarm was activated because a pane of glass in the front door had been broken and the door was unlocked by the suspect reaching inside. Deputies secured the scene and requested CID investigators.
Investigators identified evidence near the home and were following leads. Jones must have felt the “heat” and voluntarily offered to speak to investigators. Jones confessed to multiple burglaries (5); to homes and vehicles in and around the 12800 block of NE 80th Avenue. In one of these cases, Jones stole a pistol and has been charged with armed burglary, which carries a more severe punishment if convicted.
Items such as gaming stations, vape pens, electronics and cash had been reported stolen by the victims. Investigators recovered approximately 90% of the property, totaling approximately $3,000.00. The recovered property has been returned to the owners.
Jones is currently being held in the Levy County Detention Facility and his bond has been set at $142,000.00.