CHIPLEY — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced recently the arrest of two local men for grand theft and firearm charges following burglaries at a home on River Road in Vernon.


CHIPLEY — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced recently the arrest of two local men for grand theft and firearm charges following burglaries at a home on River Road in Vernon.



 On Aug. 21, Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a burglary at a residence on River Road.  Several prescription medications were discovered missing as a result of the suspected burglary. 



On Aug. 26, another burglary was reported at the same residence.  During the second burglary, 14 guns were taken from the home. 



 Investigators were able to identify two men they believe were involved in the burglaries.



 Arrested were William Chad McKeithen, 32, of Vernon,  on charges of burglary, grand theft (14 counts), possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon and dealing in stolen property; and Charles Howard Vincent, 19, of Chipley, on charges of burglary, grand theft (14 counts), possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon and dealing in stolen property.



Additional charges in Holmes County are expected.



Sheriff Bobby Haddock asks that anyone with information on illegal activity contact us at 638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.