Marion Oaks — Two teens were arrested and charged with more than a dozen felonies after setting off a residential burglar alarm, which alerted deputies.
Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies say Devin J. Sanders, 18, and Jalen Gooden, 19, broke into a house in the 16200 block of Southwest 55th Court Road, Ocala. The two then entered the residence despite the fact the alarm had been triggered.
One of the suspects ran from the scene as a deputy pulled into the area. He was followed to a residence that was in view of the victims home, which was later determined to be the home of Gooden.
According to reports, Sanders and Gooden stole electronics and two firearms from the victim’s home.
During questioning, both suspects confessed to several other burglaries in the area.
Sanders also had an outstanding warrant for an unrelated burglary.
Sanders was charged with Armed Burglary (x2), Burglary of an Occupied Structure, Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling (x2), Grand Theft (x3), Petit Theft, and Resisting Arrest. He is being held on $95,000 bond.
Gooden was charged with Armed Burglary (x2), Burglary of an Occupied Structure, Grand Theft (x3), and Resisting Arrest. He is being held on $64,500 bond.