Moore Haven man arrested for burglary and grand theft

MOORE HAVEN — A Glades County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that at some point during the evening hours of April 4 to the early morning hours of April 5, Grahams Dairy in Moore Haven had several hundred pounds of insulated copper wire stolen from two of their barns.

Daiton Johnson

Deputy Hernandez discovered tire impressions left by the suspect at the scene and, with the assistance of detectives, tracked the impressions for over six miles through neighboring cane fields to a residence off of Wagon Trail where Daiton Johnson resides.

Corroborating surveillance footage, salvage receipts, the golf cart used, and the stripped wire insulation were uncovered in the days following the theft.

On April 9, the investigation culminated in the arrest of the 45-year-old for burglary, grand theft, and criminal mischief.

Mr. Johnson is currently residing at the Glades County Jail and is being held on a $47,500 bond. Additional charges may be levied against Mr. Johnson for a similar theft pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation by Detective Sergeant Joe Sapuppo.

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