Three Geneva County residents were arrested after a combined investigation into a recent burglary spree that took place in Geneva County and Holmes and Washington counties in Florida.
Scotty Cordell, Michael Thomasson, and Maxwell Gibbons, were arrested and are booked at the Geneva County Jail.
“Over the past couple of months, the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and our office have responded to multiple burglary calls and stolen ATV calls,” said Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms. “We are still investigating the crime spree, but as of now, we have three individuals under arrest. All three currently live in Geneva County, but in the past have lived or have ties to Holmes County.”
According to Helms, Cordell, Thomasson, and Givens are accused of burglarizing roughly nine homes in both Geneva and Holmes counties.
“These suspects burglarized multiple homes and property,” Helms said. “Several of the homes are unoccupied homes, vacation homes, and hunting cabins. We have recovered multiple household items, ATVs, a hunting bow and other items that were stolen. We are working to identity each stolen item, and hope to have the items returned to their proper owners soon.”
Cordell, Thomasson, and Givens could face charges of receiving stolen property, theft of property, and burglary. They also are facing charges in Holmes and Walton County.