On August 18, 2011, at approximately 7:50 am, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint in the area of NW Baughn St and NW Parnell Ave in northern Columbia County. Deputy Scott Busby discovered a yellow Pontiac Firebird parked on the side of the road occupied by four people. Deputy Busby observed two handguns lying on the ground by the passenger door of the car.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the four suspects had burglarized multiple vehicles in the area. The suspects had stolen two handguns, GPS devices, game systems, gas cans and cash from the victims’ vehicles. The stolen property was taken into evidence for eventual return to the rightful owner.
All four juvenile suspects were arrested without incident and booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility. The juveniles were released to the Florida Dept of Juvenile Justice in Gainesville, FL.
Taylor Brooks, 3/3/199511861 3rd St., White Springs, FL
Adam Raulerson, 1/25/199711861 3rd St., White Springs, FL
Edward Hantzmon, 7/18/1994245 NW Turkey Trot, Lake City, FL
William Sapp Jr., 8/21/19969285 Adams Rd., Wellborn, FL
All four suspects have been charged with: Grand Theft, Burglary of a Conveyance while Armed, Petit Theft