Neighbor Thwarts Burglary Attempt

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

FORT WALTON BEACH, FL - A Fort Walton Beach man is charged with multiple felonies after an alert neighbor thwarted his attempt to get-away from a home being burglarized.

23-year old Timothy Andrew Woods II of 300 23rd Street in Niceville is charged with aggravated assault, battery, displaying a weapon during commission of a felony, burglary, criminal mischief, and petty theft.

Deputies who went to the scene of a burglary in progress at 873 Culp Avenue in Fort Walton Beach found witnesses had Woods detained.

A neighbor told deputies he heard glass breaking from a home nearby around 9 p.m. and went to investigate. He saw Woods looking at him through a window. Woods then ducked out of sight and locked the door. The neighbor took the keys from Woods’ vehicle that was parked outside and still running. A few minutes later, Woods came around to the front of the house and demanded his keys. The neighbor refused but says Woods threatened him and said he had a gun. The man shoved Woods and says Woods then hit him in the head and tried to take his phone.

Another witness says Woods threw a bag towards the fence prior to deputies arriving. Deputies found the bag, which contained a loaded .38 caliber handgun.

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