Sheriff’s Office arrests Chipley man in Dollar General burglary

Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 04:32 PM.

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.



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