At approximately 2 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a home located off Driftwood Point Road in Santa Rosa Beach. The resident, who was home at the time of the incident, stated that while she was sleeping she heard several loud bangs on the screen window in her bedroom. She told deputies that as she looked out of the window, she observed a male jump down from her second floor patio and walk away towards another home that was under construction. While deputies canvassed the area, Troy Scott, 19, of Legion Park Loop, Miramar Beach, was seen walking in close proximity of where the burglary took place. Contact was made with Scott and deputies found a landscape rock in his pocket. Upon further investigation, the rock that was found on Scott’s person, matched the rocks that were on the victim’s property. Also, Scott’s shoes matched the foot impressions that were located on the property under construction and was in the direction of where the victim stated the suspect had fled.
Scott was arrested for burglary of an occupied dwelling, criminal mischief, trespassing and criminal attempt to solicit conspire.