2 accused in Otter Creek burglaries

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By The Staff

A man and woman have been charged in an investigation into two burglaries at hunting camps in the Otter Creek area. 

Nathan Turner, 26, of Chiefland, is charged with dealing in stolen property and providing false information to pawn items. His bond is $35,000. Bonnie Jeanne Gray, 25, of Otter Creek, was charged with two counts of dealing in stolen property and one count of providing false information to pawn items. Her bond is $60,000.

Sheriff's spokesman, Lt. Scott Tummond said the couple was identified by items they were pawning “that were mysteriously similar to items that were stolen recently.” He said that under Florida law pawn shop owners are required to report transactions to the sheriff and deputies will look at the registers to see if there are items that are reported stolen that have been sold to the shopkeepers. 

He said officers were on the lookout for the suspects when they were spotted on County Road 12 North on Thursday evening in a pickup. “We were able to see (missing) items in pickup,” Tummond said.

He said the items taken from the hunting camp included pole saws, a generator, lawn equipment used to maintain the two hunting camps. “These were things to keep the property up,” Tummond said.