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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Two men arrested for burglarizing Ocala home, stealing over $6,000 worth of items

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men in Ocala after they allegedly broke into a local residence and stole over $6,000 worth of items including jewelry, clothing, and collectibles.

On Monday, a woman contacted the sheriff’s office to report that her residence located on NW 11th Avenue in Ocala was being burglarized. She stated that security cameras were installed throughout the interior of her home, and she was watching a live video feed of the burglary incident on her cellphone, according to the MCSO report.

The victim advised that two individuals – identified in the report as Trevor Adam Davidson and Jared Duane Wood – were looking through her possessions inside the home.

Trevor Adam Davidson (left) and Jared Duane Wood (right)
Trevor Adam Davidson, 36, of Ocala (left) and Jared Duane Wood, 34, of Ocala (right)

An MCSO K-9 deputy arrived at the victim’s home, and Davidson and Wood were both located on the premises. According to the MCSO report, both suspects were in the process of removing bags of items from inside the home, and they were detained in handcuffs.

During a search of Davidson’s pockets, the deputy located brass knuckles and several pieces of jewelry that belonged to the victim. In addition, Wood was laying on the ground while handcuffed, and several pieces of jewelry belonging to the victim were found underneath his body, according to the MCSO report.

Along with the jewelry, bags were recovered that the suspects had carried from inside the victim’s residence to the back porch. The MCSO report stated that the following items were found inside those bags: multiple horse chaps ($300 value/each), a Gucci purse ($250 value), a newly purchased collared shirt ($25 value), 60 collectible toy trains ($2,7000 value), two horse collectibles ($40/each), and five Barbie dolls ($25/each).

The total value of the stolen items was $6,480. An MCSO detective arrived on scene and noted in the report that the front door and its lock were damaged, which indicated that this was the likely point of entry into the home.

The victim informed the detective that the recovered items were originally located inside her residence. She later provided the detective with copies of the video surveillance footage from the time of the incident, which appeared to show Davidson and Wood inside the home as they removed numerous items, according to the MCSO report.

After being read his Miranda rights, Davidson denied entering the victim’s home, and he initially claimed that the items found in his pockets belonged to him. The MCSO report stated that Davidson later admitted to placing the brass knuckles and jewelry in his pockets, though he claimed that he found those items on the back porch.

During a post-Miranda interview, Wood confessed to entering the victim’s home and removing bags filled with the victim’s items. He told investigators that he did not know what was inside the bags, and he stated that he “regretted the decision” to enter the victim’s residence, according to the MCSO report.

Since Davidson and Wood were “working in conjunction to take items from the inside of the victim’s residence,” and one of the suspects became armed with brass knuckles, the detective noted in the report that both suspects are being charged with armed burglary of a dwelling and grand theft (over $5,000 but less than $10,000).

Davidson and Wood were both placed under arrest and transported to Marion County Jail, and they were later released the same day on $15,000 bond. A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.

In May of 2023, Davidson was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after he fell asleep in a parked car at a local gas station and a deputy spotted drugs inside the vehicle. He is scheduled to appear in court at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20 in connection with this case.

In June of 2020, Wood was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and violation of a repeat violence injunction (additional charges were later dropped by the prosecutor). Court records show that he was sentenced to three years in prison on April 30, 2021, and he was released from prison last month.