Investigation Into Rash of Vehicle Burglaries Solved, Two in Custody, Additional Arrests Likely
SPRING HILL – While law enforcement agencies from several jurisdictions continue to investigate a long string of organized vehicle burglaries, Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputies captured two suspects in connection with at least seven recent burglaries in the Trillium subdivision.
According to officials, 21-year-old Anthony Michael Becker was taken into custody at 6423 Fairlawn Street yesterday, after detectives found evidence of his involvement. During an interview with investigators, Becker admitted to the vehicle burglaries and pawning tools that the detectives recovered from a pawn shop in Brooksville. Becker also led detectives to additional stolen property that was located inside his residence. But Becker wasn’t going to take the fall alone. During the interrogation, Becker names several other individuals who were involved in the burglaries, among other crimes. Later the same day, detectives returned to the Fairlawn residence and arrested 27-year-old James “Jump” Andrew Williams on similar charges. Williams also faces charges of armed vehicle burglary and grand theft auto. Detectives say additional arrests are likely.
Becker is currently held on a $57,000 bond, while Williams is held on a $52,000 bond.
Both suspects have extensive criminal histories.
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