The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three juveniles in connection to a series of burglaries at Phillips Food Store at 2505 Hwy 231.
Phillips Food Store was burglarized through a broken window and merchandise was taken on March 21, 2011, March 23, 2011, and on April 13, 2011. Field Patrol deputies responded to each call. All three times security video cameras captured pictures of white male juveniles entering the store wearing dark shorts, shirts, with masks concealing their faces.
On April 13, 2011, Criminal Investigations was notified of an empty apartment at 2805 Evelyn Avenue. Maintenance staff informed investigators that several people had broken into the apartment leaving behind several suspicious items. One of the items, a hunting mask, matched one wore by the juveniles that had entered Phillips Food Store. Also found in the apartment were tobacco boxes like those stolen from Phillips Food Store.
Investigators began canvassing the other apartments and made contact with the father of Blake Edward Sasser. Mr. Sasser stated he believed his son might have information on the burglary of the apartment and Phillips Food Store.
Investigators spoke with Sasser, DOB 2/18/96, of 2805 Ellen Avenue, and developed information leading them to Tevin Tyrell Daniels, DOB 4/3/95, of 2923 Headland Avenue, Panama City, and Antonio Johnson, DOB 10/28/96, of 3040 Clearview Avenue. All three stated they had been involved in the burglaries and were arrested and charged with Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure.