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Year-old car burglary solved after defendants arrested on new burglary charges

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The defendants are being held without bond.
by: Guest Writer

By: Brittany Kershaw

Public Affairs Manager, Flagler County Sheriff's Office

 

During the investigation into the car burglaries that occurred on Jan. 8, detectives were able to link two of the defendants to a year’s old case in Flagler Beach. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office charged 26-year-old She’Maliz May and 23-year-old Rickain Johnson with additional burglary charges dating back to Jan. 18, 2019, at an incident that occurred at the Fitness One on Old Kings Road in Flagler Beach.

At the time, the victim reported that the rear driver’s side window was shattered and cash, credit cards, a debit card and a social security card were stolen from the victim’s purse. One of the stolen credit cards was later used at the Palm Coast Target. The incident was captured on surveillance cameras and all Florida Law Enforcement Agencies were made aware of the incident in an attempt to identify the perpetrators.

After May and Johnson were arrested for the January 8, 2020 car burglaries, detectives interviewed May regarding the Fitness One case from 2019. May admitted to the burglary and linked Johnson as her co-conspirator who attempted to use the stolen credit card.

“This case dates back almost one year to the day, but our detectives quickly recognized these two and immediately looked back at the previous case to verify the connection,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Hopefully this is the last time they try to prey on Flagler County residents since they should know by now that we don’t play around and crime stops in Flagler County.”

May and Johnson are still in custody at the Flagler County Jail. May was additionally charged with burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief for the January 2019 case. Johnson was additionally charged with possession of a stolen credit card. Both defendants are being
held with no bond allowed.

 

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