SUSPECTS IN HAMON AVENUE BURGLARY ARRESTED; BOTH FACE ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR STRING OF FREEPORT CAR BURGLARIES
March 13, 2020
WALTON COUNTY, Fla—Two suspects responsible for burglarizing a home in February have been arrested following a string of car burglaries in Freeport.
Deputies responded to a home on Symphony Way Wednesday morning following multiple reports of car burglaries in the area. Additional victims were located on Rhapsody Drive and Shore Drive.
Investigators with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to assist deputies in locating a potential suspect, Trishtan Medley, who they previously tied to a burglary in Santa Rosa Beach.
Medley, 24, was identified as a person of interest in the February 25th incident where he and another subject were captured on video surveillance attempting to enter a home off Hamon Avenue while the owners slept inside.
For more than 30 minutes, the two men ransacked the home stealing precious items such as swords and a briefcase with sermons from two decades inside.
Deputies were able to catch up to Medley Wednesday afternoon and conduct a traffic stop. Kevin Wilson, 24, was identified as a passenger during the stop. Wilson was quickly identified as the second suspect in the Hamon Drive burglary.
Both men were found with stolen items from the Freeport car burglaries in their possession.
Medley and Wilson were subsequently arrested and booked on charges of grand theft, burglary, criminal mischief, and loitering and prowling. Additional charges are expected.
A third subject inside the vehicle during the traffic stop was identified as Michelle Grindstaff, 32. Grindstaff was charged with grand theft and burglary.