Rosemary Beach, Fla— A 27-year-old Walton County man is behind bars after admitting to WCSO deputies he was “high on Xanax” and running from law enforcement while he and his associates burglarized neighborhoods in Rosemary Beach.
Jeremy Ray Thomas of Inlet Beach told WCSO investigators on the night of July 30th he was with multiple other individuals who he knew were checking door handles of vehicles, “rummaging” through vehicles, checking door handles of residence, and burglarizing houses in the area of West Water Street. A resident called 911 after she says she had a suspicious encounter with someone who had broken into her pool deck.
Thomas admitted in a post Miranda interview to jumping a fence or gate and being present in the back of a residence, which had a pool. Thomas was arrested by WCSO and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling after a positive ID was made during a photo line-up with the victim. Thomas was transported to the Walton County Jail.
Walton County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the apprehension of those committing burglaries and other crimes in our jurisdiction. However, we encourage residents to please remember to HIDE your things, LOCK your car, and TAKE your keys to avoid becoming a victim to these crimes of opportunity.