Stolen rifle returned to Williston homeowner; teen arrested

Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 9:02 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 9:02 a.m.

A Williston homeowner got his loaded SKS rifle back after deputies identified a suspect from a home security camera video.

The theft happened Monday, according to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. The homeowner showed deputies where an intruder got into the home through a window. The video showed the intruder leaving with the rifle covered by a blanket, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect was identified after the video was reviewed by School Resource Officer Sgt. Max Long and Deputy Scott Stancil.

A 17-year-old was arrested at his home Tuesday, deputies said, and the rifle was seized and returned to the homeowner. In a news release about the incident, the Sheriff’s Office noted that the teen is a three-time convicted felon with a history of burglary and theft arrests.

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