LCSO Arrests Brothers for Burglarizing Church
Melvin Anderson

Jacoby Anderson
March 18, 2016
LCSO deputies responded to a reported burglary at the
Restoration of Faith Outreach Ministry Church located at 3891 NE 212 Court in
Williston on March 13, 2016. Minister Callie Mae Peterson arrived at her church
to discover someone had pried open the front door and attempted to steal all of
the church’s musical equipment. For reasons unknown, no property was taken but
over $100 in damage was done to the door. 
The LCSO Criminal Investigations Division was contacted by
the responding deputy and investigators assumed responsibility for this
investigation. CID Investigators placed surveillance equipment inside the
church in expectations the criminals may return. Their wait wasn’t long; on
March 15, Minister Peterson discovered the burglars had returned having pried
open a back door. Investigators reviewed surveillance footage and with the
assistance of Patrol Deputy Douglas, identified the suspects.
Brothers Melvin William Anderson (7-12-85) and Jacoby Uriah
Anderson (6-22-92) were located by investigators at the Mack Apartments in
Williston. Both brothers confessed to these burglaries. All of the musical
equipment taken during the March 15 burglary was recovered from the apartment
they shared. Approximately $1,000 in musical equipment was seized and returned
to Minister Peterson, just in time for her Wednesday services.
The Anderson’s were booked into the Levy County Detention
Facility charged with burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief. Their bond
has been set at $135,000 each.
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Lt. Scott Tummond
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