CHIPLEY — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Chipley man in connection to a burglary at Dollar General in Sunny Hills, according to a news release issued Monday.


CHIPLEY — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Chipley man in connection to a burglary at Dollar General in Sunny Hills, according to a news release issued Monday.



 On Saturday, July 6, Dollar General store employees reported to the sheriff’s office that after arriving for work that day, they discovered both the store and a trailer located on the property had been broken into and items taken. 



Security cameras showed a person leaving the area on foot.



Investigators were assisted by a Northwest Florida Reception Center K-9 tracking team while investigating at the scene.



Investigators also discovered that deputies had performed a building check at approximately 12 a.m.  During the check, there were two unoccupied and suspicious vehicles in the parking lot.  Investigators used this and additional information to identify a possible suspect — 19-year old Jachob Carl Berry of Chipley. 



After arriving at Berry’s home, investigators questioned and were able to get a full confession from the him, according to the sheriff’s office report.



 All property taken in the burglaries was recovered.



 Berry was arrested on charges of burglary of a structure occupied and burglary of a structure unoccupied.



The Washington County Drug Task Force asks that anyone with information on illegal activity contact us at 638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.