Mossy Head, Fla— A runaway juvenile wanted out of Okaloosa County is now behind bars once again.
On June 4th just after midnight deputies responded to a call regarding a burglary at the Raceway located at 14338 State Road 10 (U.S. Highway 90). When they arrived deputies discovered the store’s front door had been shattered and while clearing the building found blood by the cigarettes.
Surveillance footage from the store shows the suspect making entry, carrying his own plastic bag, breaking the front door glass with a shock absorber from a motorcycle. The part was found at the scene (pictured).
Surveillance video also shows the suspect walking into the store wearing a mask to hide his identity in a camouflage hat, jeans, and a long sleeve plaid shirt stealing nineteen cartons of cigarettes.
A clerk recognized the clothes worn by the suspect, which lead deputies to a home located at 14888 U.S. Highway 90 where investigators found Michael Allen Stiles, 16, and his 18-year-old roommate. Deputies noticed Stiles had an injury to his hand.
Consent was given to search the property. Further investigation revealed a bloody shirt, plastic bag, and the cartons of cigarettes stolen from the Raceway inside the home.
Outside the house deputies also located one of two rear shock absorbers to a motorcycle. The part matches the absorber found at the scene used to break the window.
Stiles is being charged with criminal mischief, burglary, and grand theft. The juvenile’s extensive criminal history is the reason Walton County Sheriff’s Office feels compelled to release this information.
“It’s sad to see this kind of criminality in such a young man,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “But he will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.”
Stiles was booked into the Walton County Jail and is being transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice.