ONE SUSPECT SOUGHT, ONE ARRESTED IN INLET BEACH CAR BURGLARIES
WALTON COUNTY, FLA— An additional suspect is being sought by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office following the arrest of a Bay County man responsible for a string of burglaries in Inlet Beach.
Between November 13th and November 14th Walton County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls from victims in the area of Sand Cliffs Drive in Inlet Beach reporting their cars had been burglarized during the early morning hours of November 13th around 3:30 AM.
A total of four burglaries were reported and all were found to be related. A Glock .43 was taken from one of the vehicles.
Surveillance video from the area was collected by deputies during the initial investigation. The footage revealed two suspects attempting to get into locked vehicles in the same area of the reported burglaries.
One suspect was later identified by Walton County Sheriff’s Office investigators as William “Trey” Johnson who can be seen in the Inlet Beach video wearing a black long-sleeve hoodie with red lettering on the front and red lettering on both sleeves.
Johnson was arrested at his house in Panama City Beach on November 15th, 2023. The holster to the stolen gun was located, but not the weapon itself.
It is believed that he and his accomplice are responsible for other burglaries in Bay County while driving Johnson’s black Chevy Equinox. During the Bay County incidents, Johnson changes clothes, wearing a maroon sweatshirt and the second suspect is in a dark zip-up hoodie with a white shirt underneath.
Walton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the person with Johnson during these burglaries. The suspect is a white male possibly 5’10 to 6’1 with a thin build.
Anyone with information leading to the arrest of the second suspect is asked to call the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at (850)-892-8111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Emerald Coast Crimestoppers at (850)-863-TIPS. If your tip to ECCS leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.