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Men arrested for trying to break into homes in local mobile home park

The investigation is still ongoing
Posted at 2:33 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 14:33:57-04

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. — Two men were arrested after trying to break into multiple homes in a Jackson County mobile home park.

Jesus Santos, 35, Jesus Zapata, 27, and Daniel Chavez, 38, were arrested by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

On Wednesday, the Communications Center of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received information that Santos and Zapata were trying to break into homes located north of Greenwood on Hwy 71 in a mobile home park.

A deputy was called to the area and when he got on scene, he saw the two suspects walking in the mobile home park. Contact was made with the suspects and they were detained pending the investigation.

A witness told the deputy that he saw Santos and Zapata knocking on doors. The witness stated that the men would grab the door knobs and try to open the doors of the homes.

The witness also gave the deputy a description of a vehicle that had dropped the two men off at the park.

The vehicle was described as a silver Nissan SUV. The vehicle was seen in the area and seen leaving at the time the men were detained.

A deputy was traveling north on Highway 71, headed to help the other deputy on scene, when he saw the vehicle in question, traveling south on Highway 71.

The deputy turned around and conducted an investigative stop on the vehicle.

The driver of the SUV was identified as Chavez.

At the conclusion of the investigation, Santos and Zapata were charged with attempted burglary of a dwelling. Chavez was charged with driving with no valid driver’s license.

All three were taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance.

The investigation is still ongoing.