For Immediate Release
October 4, 2011
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Vernon man for the burglary of a residence on River Road in Vernon, FL.
WCSO received a call in reference to a burglary discovered after the homeowner returned from an extended time away from the home. While on scene, investigators found damage to a window and kitchen door as well as a large amount of cash and jewelry missing from the home.
Investigators were able to identify a possible suspect and during questioning, the suspect confessed to committing the River Road burglary and to being a habitual methamphetamine user.
Shawn Patrick Cone, 34 year old white male of River Road in Vernon, FL
• Grand Theft
• Criminal Mischief
“This is perfect example of why we stress the far reaching effect of illegal drug use in our community and its direct impact on burglary and theft” states Sheriff Haddock. “A rise in illegal drug use results in a rise in burglaries, thefts and other crimes. The correlation demands our attention and the philosophy that a drug user’s only victim is themselves couldn’t be less true. We all pay the price for illegal drug use and we all have to invest in finding a solution.”
Cone is being held at the Washington County Jail on a $50,000 bond.