Cantonment Man, Four Others Arrested In Armed Burglary
February 16, 2017
Five people – including a Cantonment man – have been arrested on various charges after they were involved in an armed burglary incident on Sunday.
- Terry Jackson, 34, of the 1000 block of McKenzie Road, Cantonment. Charged with two counts of burglary, one count of fleeing and eluding, and one count of criminal mischief.
- Joshua Miller, 30, address unavailable. Charged with two counts of burglary and one count possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Miller also has an outstanding warrant from Manatee County for armed bank robbery.
- Joseph McElroy, 35, of the 200 block of Airport Boulevard, Pensacola. Charged with armed burglary, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and criminal mischief.
- Tina McDaniel, 35, of the 200 block of North Pinewood, Pensacola. Charged with two counts of burglary and one count of criminal mischief.
- Amanda Combs, 29, of the 3000 block of Muldoon Road, Pensacola. Charged with two counts of burglary and one count of criminal mischief.
Detective Matt Mercado said officers were dispatched to an armed burglary call at a residence in the 700 block of West Government Street around 10 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 12). Mercado said Combs, McDaniel, Jackson, McElroy, and Miller had gone to the residence, cut through a fence and then broke a lock and latch off a storage trailer on the property. Mercado said the property owner – Warren Williams, 49 – had asked Combs and McDaniel several times to remove their personal belongings from the trailer, but they hadn’t and arrived unannounced on Sunday.
Williams called police during the burglary, and before officers arrived, McElroy also pulled the power meter from the house. Williams went outside to confront the suspects and when he did, Mercado said McElroy pointed a handgun at him and threatened to shoot him. McElroy then entered the trailer with Combs and McDaniel and discharged the firearm inside the trailer while Williams was trying to keep the door shut until police arrived.
As an officer arrived, Jackson and Miller got into a truck and fled the scene and McElroy exited the trailer and fled on foot. Officers pursued the truck but discontinued the pursuit after a short time.
Jackson was taken into custody around 5 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 200 block of Airport Boulevard.
Detectives and PPD SWAT members returned to the residence on Tuesday to execute a search warrant for McElroy and Miller. Mercado said SWAT officers were involved because officers had received information that McElroy and Miller had threatened to shoot officers if they tried to take them into custody. Both suspects were taken into custody at the house without incident.
On Tuesday, detectives seized a .32 caliber handgun fired in the burglary incident on Sunday and also some methamphetamine from the house. The investigation is continuing.