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Page 10          The Antique Shoppe          March, 2017
           Suspects Arrested in $100,000 Antique Store Burglary                     A second suspect, 21-year old Raven Chavis of Niceville, was also arrested Feb. 8
                                                                                  for unrelated crimes. Chavis was interviewed at the Okaloosa Co. Jail and reportedly
          Northwest Florida Daily News has reported that three people have been arrested   admitted to taking part in the Lily Pads burglary along with Cheatham and 44-year
        and thousands of dollars in stolen items recovered after the Okaloosa County   old Tina Chavis. Authorities say Chavis was wearing some of the stolen merchandise
        Sheriff’s Office tracked down suspects in the burglary of an antiques business.  at the time of her arrest.
          Deputies responded to Lily Pads on State Road 20 about 8 a.m. on February 7,   A search warrant was executed in Niceville on Feb. 9, and investigators positively
        after an employee arrived to find several empty jewelry cases. According to the   identified a large amount of stolen property. Raven and Tina Chavis are each charged
        Sheriff’s  Office  arrest  report,  someone  pried  open  the  rear  door  of  the  business,   with burglary, grand theft over $100,000, dealing in stolen property and use of a
        disabled a security camera and removed more than $100,000 worth of merchandise.   two-way communication device to facilitate a felony. Cheatham also is charged with
        Also missing were checks, antiques and high-end purses and home décor.    burglary and grand theft over $100,000.
          The next day deputies learned a potential suspect, 30-year old Robert Cheatham of   Investigators  said  that  while  they  have  recovered  many  stolen  items,  some
        Freeport, had been arrested at the Destin Walmart on unrelated charges. According   merchandise is not yet accounted for. Anyone with information is asked to contact
        to a Sheriff’s Office press release, Cheatham had a book of Lily Pads business checks   the Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400.
        in his possession.

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