LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
ROBERT B. McCALLUM, JR., SHERIFF
October 30, 2019
Trent A. Vaughn (5/18/95) has a history with the LCSO. In January of this year he was arrested by the LCSO Detective Mike McNeil for a burglary at Young Boats in Inglis. He was released on an ROR Bond. While out on bond he was arrested by Deputy Nelson Macias of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office on October 13, 2019 for driving on a suspended license during a targeted traffic enforcement effort in Inglis. Vaughn was operating an unregistered motorcycle at the time he was stopped. He posted his bond and went home to Inglis the following day. However, his freedom was short lived.
On Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Deputy Ryan Sullivan, who also participated in the October 13th traffic enforcement effort, responded to a property located on Butler Road. Deputy Sullivan spoke to the property owner on the phone who told him the caretaker of the property said their gold Honda CRV Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) they left at this summer home was missing. When Deputy Sullivan arrived at the home he had to jump a locked gate to get onto the property. Deputy Sullivan saw Trent Vaughn, whom he knew from his arrest on the 13th, attempting to attach a trailer to a Honda SUV. Deputy Sullivan had surprised Vaughn and when he told Vaughn to stop, Vaughn jumped into the stolen SUV and crashed through the gate fleeing from him. Vaughn was able to evade Deputy Sullivan until yesterday.
Deputy Mike Sinclair was patrolling in the area of Butler Road in Inglis when he saw Vaughn behind a home on Butler Road. Deputy Sinclair knew Vaughn was being sought by Deputies Sullivan and Macias, whose intent was to arrest him for stealing the SUV. Upon sight of Deputy Sinclair, Vaughn fled on foot into a wooded area. Deputy Sinclair gave chase and was able to apprehend Vaughn a short distance away.
When Vaughn was apprehended he was wearing a backpack that was full of suspected stolen property. He also had gloves, a lock pick set and other burglary tools in his pockets. Deputy Sinclair, aided by Deputy Macias, inventoried the backpack and the contents of Vaughn’s pockets and identified the owner of some of these stolen items. In a follow up interview with these deputies, Vaughn confessed to several burglaries in the Butler Road area of Inglis. These deputies also discovered the motorcycle Vaughn was riding during his arrest on the 13th was also stolen.
Vaughn was booked into the Levy County Detention Facility and charged with multiple counts of burglary and grand theft in addition to other charges. Vaughn was assigned a bond of $226,000.00.
This investigation is still on-going. The Honda CRV has not been recovered and it is suspected it has been hidden somewhere in the Inglis area. Vaughn is suspect in additional burglaries and thefts in the Inglis area and additional charges could be filed at a later date. Anyone with information about the location of the stolen gold Honda CRV or has information about recent unsolved burglaries is asked to call Detective Mike McNeil at 352-486-5111.