BONIFAY - Investigators with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office have made two arrests and recovered property stolen in connection to a recent theft.
According to a HCSO news release, Lori Mapel and Raymond Mapel Jr., both of Bonifay, were charged with grand theft and criminal mischief after investigators recovered video footage from the theft from one of the suspect's cell phones.
On April 19, HCSO responded on to a Cotton Circle residence in Bonifay, where the victim advised numerous items had been stolen, including tools, a small safe, household items, and the recording security system with which the home was equipped, the release stated.
Under a search warrant, investigators reviewed the suspect's cell phone video showing footage from the theft, which led investigators to a wooded area behind the couple’s Highway 177-A residence where the stolen items were discovered.
Both Lori Mapel and Raymond Mapel Jr. face additional charges of dealing in stolen property following information received that they were attempting to sell some of the stolen property, the release stated.