During the early morning hours of Saturday, January 24, 2015, Robert William Woods, 20, of 468 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach, burglarized a home and vehicle off Bayshore Drive in Miramar Beach. Woods first entered an unlocked vehicle and then attempted to enter the home by gaining access through the pool area by cutting the screen. As Woods attempted to open the back sliding glass door, the residential alarm sounded and he fled the area. Upon investigation, deputies and crime scene investigators discovered a blood transfer on the fence which Woods damaged. DNA was taken and a lab report was received yesterday, February 19th, matching Woods.
A second incident occurred on January 24th at a residence off Shore Drive in Miramar Beach, where Woods trespassed and entered an unenclosed curtilage of the residence to commit a crime. Woods also left his blood on the victim’s fence post. A lab report confirmed that the blood matched Woods. Investigators obtained arrest warrants for Woods the same day and he was arrested.
Woods is charged with burglary to an occupied dwelling, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, two counts of criminal mischief and trespassing. Possible further charges pending.