Cantonment Man Caught Selling Stolen Tires

May 12, 2017

A Cantonment man is facing charges after allegedly trying to sell stolen tires to an undercover investigator.

During a burglary at Dave Howell Tires on Pensacola Boulevard, 41 large truck tires valued at $13,000 were stolen after a fence was cut.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigators received tips that 36-year oldĀ  Johnny Antwan Lee was selling tires with distinctive markings like those stolen from the business. An undercover investigator met Lee at his home on Irene Lane in Cantonment where he sold three tires valued at $261 each for a total of $300. The tires were later positively identified as being stolen from Dave Howell Tires.

Lee was charged with felony dealing in stolen property. He remains in the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $25,000

The burglary investigation is continuing. Anyone with any information about this this incident can call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.


6 Responses to “Cantonment Man Caught Selling Stolen Tires”

  1. tg on May 13th, 2017 8:01 am

    If Its Round Rubber And Rolls.

  2. Esc co leo on May 12th, 2017 11:34 am

    Isn’t his father doing life in prison for the same thing?

  3. Nod on May 12th, 2017 10:48 am

    another one bites the dust!!, good job leo.

  4. molino jim on May 12th, 2017 9:53 am

    I know the people who were buying the tires didn’t know they were stolen. They are the ones who need to go to jail also. Good follow up S.O. I recall the S.O. did a store front operation a couple of years ago and took in a lot of stole property and drugs— wish they could do more of them.

  5. Steph on May 12th, 2017 6:24 am

    Back to prison for you….guess you love it. How about working for a living.

  6. chris on May 12th, 2017 5:56 am

    Crimestoppers tip: always invite LEO directly to your house. This way they can continue to keep an eye on you, even after you bond out.

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