|Arrest made in vehicle burglary cases|
Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 19-year-old Crawfordville man in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries on Maria Del Carmen Lane in Crawfordville May 31, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel.
Elisha Jerime Tilley faces four counts of burglary, two counts of grand theft, one count of petit theft, one count of battery, one count of robbery without a firearm and one count of larceny in connection with cases investigated May 29 and May 30.
One victim reported the theft of tools, radios, medications and U.S. currency, valued at $1,000. Damage to the inside of his vehicle was valued at $200.
The second victim reported her unsecured vehicle was rummaged through but nothing was taken except cigarettes and a lighter which were stolen from her enclosed patio. A third victim reported the theft of headphones, a dirt bike and a skateboard valued at $500.
Tilley was also charged with taking medications from a friend’s home and striking his friend multiple times in the face and head when she attempted to retrieve the medications from him. Tilley is also a suspect in the theft of an energy drink and cigarette lighter from the Wakulla Station Kangaroo. On May 29, the clerk reported a male suspect leaving the store without paying for the products. The suspect returned to the Kangaroo three more times during the evening in an attempt to acquire items before law enforcement was called to the scene. The retail theft case is still pending.
Tilley was arrested without incident at a Crawfordville residence near the vehicle burglaries. He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail where he remains pending a bond hearing on Tuesday, June 3.