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Three arrested in connection with burglary

SEBRING - An investigation into a burglary has resulted in the arrests of three suspects and two of those suspects also were arrested on drug charges, according to arrest reports.

Spencer Robert Baker, 20, 1801 Kent Drive, Sebring; Meghan Eileen Donnelly, 35, 4107 Mendoza Ave., Sebring; and Andres Benjamin Brotons, 35, 4107 Mendoza Ave., were arrested and charged with armed burglary, third-degree grand theft and five counts of grand theft of a firearm.

Additionally, Donnelly and Brotons were charged with two counts of possession of a drug without a prescription, possession of methamphetamine, possession of hydrocodone without a prescription and possession of drug equipment.

The owner of the burglarized house told investigators that Baker was a possible suspect since he had been inside the home, the report said.

A deputy received information that Baker was selling stolen guns, the report said.

Authorities discovered that Baker had a gun that matched the description of one of those stolen from the victim's home, the report said.

Baker told authorities that Brotons asked him to break into the house. But, he said, it ended up that he stayed outside and watched for any vehicle approaching the residence while Donnelly and Brotons removed items from the house that included guns, a television and a computer, the report said.

Baker also told deputies that Brotons disposed of his shoes he wore during the burglary and that the shoes had dog feces on them.

Deputies later located the shoes and saw what appeared to be dog feces on the bottom of the shoes, the report said.

The drug charges apparently stemmed from a search of the residence of Donnelly and Brotons for stolen property.

Florida Department of Corrections records show that Baker had been released last year from prison where he served time on a felony battery conviction. He also was under supervision for convictions involving burglary and theft of firearms.


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