On Thursday, September 17, 2014, Polk County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Lakeland couple who were recorded on a home surveillance system camera stealing items from an open garage while the homeowner was home.
According to their affidavits, between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. on September 15, 2014, 28-year-old Tyson Everitt walked into the open garage of the home located at 5422 Bloomfield Road in Lakeland and removed $1000 worth of property, including a trimmer, a gas blower, a drill, and a tool bag. Everitt is seen on camera placing the items into what appeared to be a grey four-door Ford Focus that was parked on the roadway in front of the home. When the homeowner discovered the theft, he contacted PCSO.
Deputies reviewed the home surveillance video footage and identified the suspect as a known burglary suspect from previous cases, Tyson Everitt, who was just arrested by LPD and PCSO in July 2014 for burglary and theft charges. He was released after posting bond. Deputies also learned Everitt has an associate, 43-year-old Tammy Drawdy, who drives a grey Ford Focus, whom they verified through pawn records had pawned the aforementioned items that were stolen during the burglary.
Deputies responded to Drawdy's residence, 702 Park Street West in Lakeland, and spoke to both Everitt and Drawdy. They observed Everitt was wearing the same sandals as seen in the video. Everitt admitted to deputies that he stole the items because "he needed the money" and then gave them to Drawdy for her to pawn. He was placed under arrest without incident and charged with: Grand Theft, Burglary, Dealing in Stolen Property, and DWLSR.
Drawdy admitted to deputies that she was in the car during the burglary acting as a lookout. She also admitted to pawning the stolen items at Cash America Pawn. She was also placed under arrest and charged with: 10 counts Giving False Info to Pawn Dealer, 10 counts Dealing in Stolen Property, Burglary, and Grand Theft.
Both suspects have been booked into the Polk County Jail, where they are being held under Parker v. State.