February 8, 2017
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division noticed a recent spike in golf cart thefts in the Inglis area of our county. Lt. Scott Finnen was dispatched to a call regarding suspicious person(s) in a SUV pulling a trailer at 1:35 pm on January 23, 2017. He located a vehicle pulling a trailer that contained a golf cart at the intersection of US 19 and SR 40. This vehicle matched the description given by the 911 caller. Lt. Finnen observed a traffic infraction and stopped the vehicle.
The driver, identified as Shayne A. Parry, (W/F 9-19-82) and passenger Burt G. Massey (W/M 10-21-68) told Lt. Finnen they worked for a golf cart repair center in Homosassa, Florida and picked up this cart at the request of the owner. Lt. Finnen documented the serial number of the golf cart and took pictures while on scene. This golf cart had not been reported stolen, therefore, he released Parry and Massey.
Later this same evening, the LCSO received a theft of a golf cart report in Inglis. Investigators contacted the victim and showed him the photographs Lt. Finnen had taken earlier in the day. The victim positively identified the golf cart as his.
Investigators obtained warrants for the arrest of Parry and Massey based upon Lt. Finnen’s traffic stop investigation. Investigators located Parry at her home in Homosassa yesterday where she was arrested. The golf cart was also located at her home and recovered. Massey was located at his home in Inglis and was arrested.
Parry is being held in the Citrus County Jail and has been charged with burglary and grand theft. Her bond has been set at $75,000. Massey is being held at the Levy County Detention Facility and has been charged with burglary and grand theft. His bond has been set at $100,000.