A jewelry box, washer and dryer, a lawn mower, prescription medications and a night table were stolen and returned.
Five people were arrested by the Flagler County Sheriff's Office's Problem Area Crime Enforcement Unit on June 25.
“These five thought that they could help themselves to someone else’s property and not get caught,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Unfortunately for them, our PACE team studies crime trends and all five are career offenders are familiar to FCSO deputies. It didn’t take long to piece together the information and take this group into custody. Thankfully all of the stolen property was recovered and returned to the victim.”
The five were Taylor Landrum, Ocean Gregory, Curtis Futch, Nicole Tenison and Huston Futch.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a residential burglary on June 25 on Panda Bear Lane in Bunnell. The reporting person was the property manager and told deputies that the rear door had been pried open and the residence was in disarray. Multiple items were missing including a jewelry box, washer and dryer, a lawn mower, prescription medications, and a night table.
A neighbor provided surveillance footage showing a red Ford pick-up truck driving to the rear of the property with three unknown subjects inside. The FCSO Problem Area Crime Enforcement Unit was assigned to the case. Through investigative means, PACE was able to identify the pick-up truck as one belonging to 30-year-old Taylor Landrum due to recognizable details on the truck like a wooden bumper and distinctive tires.
Detectives met with Landrum who explained the reasoning for visiting the residence on Panda Bear Lane. Landrum claimed that an acquaintance, 45-year-old Ocean Gregory, had requested a ride to the residence stating that she had previously lived there and needed to pick up some property. Once at the residence, Gregory told the others with her what items to take and it was loaded into the truck. It was determined that Gregory never lived at the residence and was not the rightful owner of any of the property taken. While detectives were on scene, Landrum still had some of the property in her truck.
The investigation revealed that five individuals were involved in removing the items from the residence. All of the stolen items were recovered after detectives located all suspects and retrieved the items from multiple residences.
Landrum, Gregory, 38-year-old Curtis Futch, 38-year-old Nicole Tenison, and 31-year-old Huston Futch were arrested and charged with Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling and Grand Theft.
Tenison was additionally charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. Curtis Futch is being held on a $12,500 bond and Huston Futch and Gregory are being held on a $10,000 bond. Landrum was currently out on bond due to previous narcotics charges and Tenison was out on bond due to a previous arrest for driving with a suspended license. They are both being held with no bond allowed. All five arrestees have numerous arrest histories in Flagler County.
Landrum has five prior arrests in Flagler County for Dealing in Stolen Property, Petit Theft, Failure to Appear, and Possession of Narcotics charges. Gregory has three prior arrests for Violation of Probation and Failure to Appear. Curtis Futch has two prior Domestic Battery arrests. Tenison has three prior arrests for Possession of Marijuana, Resisting Arrest, Violation of Probation, Driving with a Suspended License, and an out of county warrant. Huston Futch has prior three arrests for Driving with a Suspended License, Failure to Appear and an out of county warrant.