HOLMES COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SOLVES THEFT, RECOVERS STOLEN PROPERTYMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: May 01 2018 7:27 AM
BONIFAY, FLA. – Investigators with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office were able to make two arrests and recover property stolen in connection to a recent theft.
HCSO responded on April 19 to a Cotton Circle residence in Bonifay, where the victim advised numerous items had been stolen, including tools, a small safe, household items, and the recording security system with which the home was equipped.
Evidence gleaned from a search warrant conducted on one of the suspect’s phones led to the recovery of the stolen property and the arrest of Lori Ann Mapel and Raymond Jay Mapel, Jr., both of Bonifay.
The cell phone contained video showing footage from the theft, which led investigators to a wooded area behind the couple’s Highway 177-A residence where the stolen items were discovered. Lori Mapel and Raymond Mapel are charged with Grand Theft and Criminal Mischief.
Both also face additional charges of dealing in stolen property following information received that they were attempting to sell some of the stolen property.