7 arrested, 2 sought in burglary-theft cases

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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 12:16 pm

ENGLEWOOD, FL. - Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested 2 fugitives wanted in connection with the theft of nine weapons, cash and coins from an Englewood area home on Jan. 26.

Detectives Thursday located 28-year-old Adam Joseph Fulp. He is charged with Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property and Giving False Information to a Second Hand Dealer. He was additionally charged in connection with an Oct. 17, 2012 burglary and theft of $8,500 in household items and a 1999 Ford Expedition stolen from a home in the 1400 block of Banos Avenue in South Gulf Cove. In this case, Fulp was charged with Burglary, Grand Theft and Grand Theft Motor Vehicle.

36-year-old Christopher Douglas Huntoon was arrested in Bradenton Thursday evening after CCSO Warrant Task Force detectives learned where he was and made the arrest along with U.S. Marshal’s from Tampa. Huntoon remains in the Manatee County Jail on charges of Grand Theft (weapons), Tampering with Evidence and Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon.

CCSO detectives arrested 5 others involved in the Englewood case where the nine weapons, more than $50,000 in cash, and over 100 silver collectors’ coins were stolen from a safe in the 8400 block of Truman Street. The CCSO Dive Team located six of the stolen weapons in an Englewood canal. Another weapon was seized when Sarasota County Sheriff’s detectives bought the weapon from 47-year-old Patricia Joyce Snyder and her daughter, 26-year-old Jennifer Elizabeth Snyder. The other three involved and arrested were 39-year-old Todd Michael Matsinger, 22-year-old Ross William Houle and 32-year-old William Brandon Shaffer.

CCSO detectives have warrants out for two more fugitives involved; they are 30-year-old Justin Kyle Richardson and 24-year-old Jessica Kay Kieck. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Richardson and Kieck, please call the CCSO at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).

Detectives obtained pawn transactions that Fulp made Feb. 6 of 142 silver coins and received $3,022 at the Gold & Silver Refinery, 4047 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota; and several pieces of jewelry and a silver coin he sold Jan. 28 to Golf Pros in Town Center Mall in Port Charlotte. In the South Gulf Cove case, Fulp and another unnamed person stole $8,500 worth of household items. They also found the keys and took the Ford Expedition. It was recovered Oct. 17 off Telman Road, Rotonda West, about two blocks from where Fulp was living at that time.

Fulp remains in the Charlotte County Jail on no bond; Huntoon will be transferred from the Manatee County Jail to face charges in Charlotte County. Detectives are continuing the investigations.

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