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Deputies searching for suspect in Suwannee County gun shop burglary

Posted at 2:40 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 14:42:26-04

Deputies are asking for the public's help in searching for a suspect in connection to a burglary at Lundy’s Gun Shop in Suwannee County.

The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm at Lundy’s Gun Shop located on US 129 South on the night of Sunday, June 21.

When deputies arrived on scene they discovered that the store had been burglarized and numerous firearms were stolen.

K-9 Units from Suwannee Correctional Institution were called and assisted in searching the area, but no suspects were located.

On June 22, while SCSO and agents with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms were doing a follow-up investigation they discovered that this incident was possibly connected to burglary and theft of a gun store in Hamilton County that happened on June 8.

During the investigation, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and ATF agents were able to locate and arrest an man and a 15-year-old boy on an unrelated case.

Those suspects stated that they had information about the burglary at Lundy’s Gun Shop.

SCSO investigators met with the 15-year-old , who admitted that he, a 17-year-old , and 25-year-old Lavare Detron Williams, were responsible for the burglary at Lundy’s Gun Shop.

On June 24, deputies with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle that Lavare Williams was driving, but he abandoned the vehicle and ran away before they could conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The next day, deputies say the 17-year-old suspect was located and arrested in Jasper, FL.

During an interview with SCSO , the 17-year-old also admitted to his involvement the burglary at Lundy’s Gun Shop.

At this time, Lavare Detron Williams (a.k.a. “Varri”) location is unknown.

Deputies say there are currently active warrants for his arrest.

If you know his location or have any information regarding this case, please contact the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office at 386-362-2222, or your nearest law enforcement agency.