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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 1/11/2012 

 Deputies Arrest Burglary Suspects Minutes After They Flee Scene 

Polk County Sheriff's patrol and K-9 deputies, assisted by the PCSO helicopter, swiftly apprehended two Orlando men just minutes after they committed an occupied burglary, during which they kicked in the front door of a home while the residents were there.

Around 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, the residents living at 100 Teegarden Way in Davenport were awakened suddenly by the sound of their front door being kicked in. The residents ran out to find two black males running into their home. Upon seeing the residents, the suspects immediately turned and ran back outside, fleeing the scene in a white 4-door car with tinted windows. The victims immediately called the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Several PCSO patrol deputies in the area responded to the scene, including a K-9 team and the PCSO helicopter. A BOLO (Be On Lookout) was broadcasted over the radio, describing the suspect vehicle.

Lieutenant Mike Baldwin, a supervisor assigned to the Northeast District (Davenport, Haines City, Four Corners area) was the first PCSO member to spot a car matching the vehicle description, first heading west on CR 54, and then north on U.S. 27. While deputies on the scene talking to the victims obtained further information about the crime and the suspects, relaying that information to their fellow deputies, Lt. Baldwin made a traffic stop on the white car near the Bass Lake subdivision. Two other deputies and a K-9 team responded to the traffic stop as backup units.

The two black males in the car appeared to be extremely nervous while talking to the deputies. They told the deputies they were nervous because they were "lost." They were both wearing all-black clothing.

Deputies arranged for the victims to see the suspects, which they immediately positively identified as the two men who had kicked in the door of their home. The suspects were placed under arrest, and deputies searched their car. Within the trunk of the car they found two newer model flat-screen televisions, and several pairs of gloves. The suspects were placed under arrest, and were identified and charged as:

Rickey Teague, DOB 2/13/1987, of 4122 Cepeda Street in Orlando, charged with 1 count Occupied Burglary;

Malccolm Stover, DOB 5/29/1991, of 6537 Royal Tern Street in Orlando, charged with 1 count Occupied Burglary, and 1 count VOP (original charge - Armed Occupied Burglary).

"Because of the quick actions and teamwork of our deputies, the residents in the Four Corners area of Polk County can sleep peacefully tonight, knowing that two suspects who are likely responsible for several of these type of 'kick in' burglaries are behind bars. Look at Malccolm Stover - OUT ON PROBATION for ARMED occupied burglary. Clearly, he should be put behind bars, and he needs to stay behind bars." - Sheriff Grady Judd