Juvenile Arrested For Stealing SKS Rifle

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                January 31, 2012 Time:                3:30 PM   On January 30, 2012 a Williston home owner reported that unknown person(s) broke into his home.  The subject entered the residence through a back window and upon entry stole a loaded SKS rifle.  The victim’s home was equipped with a home security system and the video captured a white male walking out the front door with a blanket over a long object consistent to a rifle.    The investigation revealed that School Resource Officer Sgt Max Long and Deputy Scott Stancil reviewed the video and positively identified the suspect as Brandon Cole Pickel, 17, from Williston.  Sgt. Narayan was able to seize the stolen rifle and return the rifle to the owner.   A criminal history background check on Pickel shows that he is a three time convicted felon with a past of burglary and theft.   Defendant:   Brandon Cole Pickel 12550 NE 18th Street Williston, Fl. W/M, 11/15/1994       ###  

Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
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