Police: Burglar uses Pick-Up Truck to Gain Entry to Baker Pharmacy

By: WTVY News 4
By: WTVY News 4

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a burglary suspect after he allegedly rammed his pick-up truck through the doors of a Baker pharmacy.

Surveillance video and an alert deputy led to the arrest Jonathan Ersel Mullins, 31. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, a deputy was called to Health Smart Pharmacy on Highway 189 when an alarm went off around 1:23 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

A review of the business’s surveillance video showed a man first trying to get in through a window, and then by using his Chevrolet Z-71 King Cab pick-up truck filled with items to ram the glass front doors. The building suffered major damage.

A deputy alerted fellow officers after hearing a call being dispatched for a possible intoxicated driver on Highway 90 driving a white pick-up truck filled with items.

The truck was located in the driveway at 657 Brunson Street. When the deputy arrived, he was able to identify it as the same truck used to ram the pharmacy. He also identified Mullins, lying down in the front seat, as the man in the surveillance video.

Mullins was tased after reaching into the backseat while refusing commands to get out of the truck, then fighting while attempts were made to handcuff him.

Mulling has been charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest without violence.

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