An 18-year-old Ocala man was arrested after breaking into a neighbor’s home and stealing multiple items of clothing.
On Wednesday at around 7:15 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a male victim who reported a burglary in progress at his NW 22nd Avenue residence in Ocala.
The victim stated that he had previously noticed that items were missing from his residence, and he installed an interior home security camera.
While the victim was away from his home, he received a notification from his security camera which showed a young man, later identified as Z’Quoriyon A. Wilson, rummaging through his belongings.
The victim saw Wilson enter the residence through a side window.
When the victim returned home, he was unable to determine if anything was stolen. He took a photograph of Wilson from the security camera footage and the image was sent to MCSO.
An MCSO deputy responded to the victim’s residence, and the victim voiced his suspicions that the man seen inside his home was his neighbor, Wilson.
The deputy went to Wilson’s residence and showed one of his relatives the photograph of the young man inside the victim’s home at the time of the burglary. The relative identified the young man as Wilson.
Wilson spoke with the deputy and denied any involvement in the burglary. With permission from the relative, the deputy searched Wilson’s home and located an outfit that matched the clothing that was seen on the security camera footage.
An MCSO detective arrived at the victim’s residence and observed that two screens had been removed from windows on the west side of the home. The screens were on the ground and leaning against the wall.
The window on the north side of the residence was partially open.
The detective spoke with Wilson, and he admitted that he “messed up.” He told the detective that he broke into the victim’s residence with the intention of stealing clothes, but he stated that he left without taking anything.
When asked if there were any other burglary incidents, Wilson admitted that he also entered the victim’s residence on Monday in the late morning hours, and he admitted to stealing a pair of “joggers,” a black shirt, and a winter beanie hat.
He stated that he entered the victim’s home through the window that was found partially open. The stolen items, according to Wilson, were likely still in his home.
Another search of Wilson’s residence was conducted, and the victim’s clothing items were recovered.
Wilson was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held on $4,500 bond. He is facing two felony charges for burglary and a misdemeanor charge for petit theft.
A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.