BONIFAY — The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of two men, Jonathan Lee Shelton, 26, of Bonifay and Victor Dewayne Gillis, 23, of Milton, on burglary and drug charges on Dec. 16.
According to the report, deputies responded to a residential burglary in the Dogwood Lakes community on Dec. 16 and during the course of the investigation deputies found that that a boat trailer, among many other items had been taken.
The victims informed the deputies that the trailers wheels were seized up, the deputies then located the drag marks from the trailer and tracked them to some property in the Gritney Community, according to the report.
According to the report deputies were then able to obtain a vehicle description from a witness and when deputies located the suspect vehicle, the suspects threw a bag out the passenger side window.
While the vehicle was stopped deputies found methamphetamine, paraphernalia, scales and baggies and the driver, Shelton, and the passenger, Gillis, was taken into custody according to the report.
Deputies then recovered a large amount of the stolen property from Shelton’s property, according to the report and both Shelton and Gillis remain in the Holmes County Jail awaiting first appearance.
Both Shelton and Gillis are being charged with burglary of a structure, grand theft, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff Tim Brown said he would like to recognize the hard work of Deputy Willie Maples, Deputy Tim Howard, Deputy Bill Pate and Sgt. Tyler Harrison for their hard work in quickly solving this case.