A 56-year-old man was arrested in Ocala after he allegedly broke into an SUV and stole several items.
On Wednesday, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a residence located in the 5700 block of NE 6th Place in Ocala in reference to a vehicle burglary that had just occurred. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with a man and woman who both advised that their vehicle had been burglarized, according to the arrest report.
The male victim stated that he had exited his residence shortly after 5 a.m., and he observed a man – later identified as Alvester Juan Jackson – who was wearing a hat and dark shirt. The victim advised that Jackson was running northbound towards a neighbor’s home.
The victim stated that he then noticed his SUV’s front door was open, and items appeared to have been moved and taken. The MCSO report stated that the following items had been inside of the vehicle at the time of the theft: a driver’s license, a debit card, a medical marijuana identification card, and two hotel key cards.
Prior to the deputy’s arrival at the victims’ residence, an MCSO sergeant spotted Jackson near the intersection of NE 7th Street and Baseline Road, and an investigative stop was conducted. According to the MCSO report, Jackson matched the description of the suspect and was in close proximity to where the incident had occurred.
During the investigative stop, the report stated that a deputy requested to know what was inside of Jackson’s pockets. As Jackson pulled out his wallet, two cards fell onto the ground. The deputy examined these cards and determined that they were the victims’ hotel key cards. During a pat-down search of Jackson, gloves were also located.
After being read his Miranda rights, Jackson refused to discuss the incident. He was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held on $7,000 bond. He is facing a felony charge for unarmed burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and misdemeanor charges for second-degree petit theft (two counts).
A court date has been scheduled at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, according to jail records.