CHIPLEY — A Bonifay man was arrested when Chipley Police Department responded March 8 to a disturbance call in which a gun was reported to be involved.
Officers arrived in the late evening at a residence on South Blvd. and spoke with a man who reported seeing 25-year-old Daniel E. Harrell coming around his house carrying a firearm and placed it in his truck. He also reported Harrell was a convicted felon and known to steal.
A shotgun was located in the complainant's truck. Officers discovered during a neighborhood canvas that two other homes had been burglarized. The firearm was taken from one of the other residences, along with other various electronic devices and prescription medication. Items discovered in Harrell’s property were identified as stolen from the residences.
Harrell was booked into the Washington County Jail on multiple charges, including armed burglary, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, grand theft of a firearm, grand theft (more than $300), possession of a controlled substance, criminal mischief and petit theft.
Chief Scott Thompson said it was cooperation between the community and law enforcement that quickly resolved the case.
Thompson encourages the community to continue to call with information on illegal or suspicious activity. Reports can be made to the Chipley Police Department at 850-638-6310 or to Crime Stoppers at 850-638-TIPS.