On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, a High Springs resident was arrested by Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and is charged with five home burglaries. Detective Joe Vargo and Todd Green had been investigating a string of residential burglaries on Coleman Lane in southern Columbia County.
Detective Vargo and Green discovered that Joseph A. Fuller had pawned a large amount of jewelry and tools at Alachua Pawn. The items were identified as those stolen during the burglaries. Joseph Fuller lives on Coleman Lane, the same road that the burglaries occurred on.
During one of the burglaries, the elderly homeowner discovered Mr. Fuller in her home. He fled the home when he was seen. The homeowner’s grandson followed foot tracks from the victim’s home to Mr. Fuller’s home. Mr. Fuller fled the area in a vehicle after being spotted. During a canvass of the area, Deputies discovered that several other burglaries had occurred over a two week period on Coleman Lane. Detectives were able to link five of the residential burglaries to Mr. Fuller. Detectives were able to recover stolen items, including firearms, from Mr. Fuller’s home.
Mr. Fuller was arrested at his home without incident at approximately 12:00 p.m. Joseph Fuller was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility and is being held on $56,000.00 bond. Detective Vargo and Green are continuing this investigation and attempting to recover additional stolen items. Additional charges on Fuller are possible.
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Joseph Anthony Fuller, 01/19/1974
209 S.W. Coleman Lane, High Springs, FL
Charges: Burglary (5 counts), Grand Theft (5 counts), Possession of a Firearm by a convicted Felon.