Police arrested a Macclenny man for entering a vehicle parked at the Boy Scout Landing on the St. Mary’s River the afternoon of June 12 and taking cash and prescription medication.
Jimmy Morgan, 59, was stopped on Steel Bridge Rd. shortly after the 4:15 pm incident based on a description of his Ford pickup given by Robert Force of Glen St. Mary, an acquaintance of victim Tiffany Barton of Macclenny.
Mr. Force told Deputy Earl Lord he and Ms. Barton were swimming in the river when he saw the suspect rummaging through her 1999 Ford. He confronted Mr. Morgan, who tossed $85 in cash at him saying, “Just take it” before driving off.
Sgt. Shawn Bishara took the suspect into custody and brought him back to the scene where Mr. Force identified him.
Mr. Morgan was arrested for burglary and petty theft.