CLEWISTON, FLORIDA -- Sheriff Ronnie Lee reports that quick work by Sgt. Herman Blendsoe and Deputy Jesus Olvera resulted in sound equipment that had been stolen from the New Beginners Ministry Church at 1808 11th Terrace and Della Tobias in Harlem being recovered and returned to the Church. According to Sheriff Lee, witnesses were able to give Deputies information that was used in their investigation that led to the arrest of Jackie Johnson, age 49 of 928 Alabama Avenue, Clewiston, Florida.
Johnson broke into the Church and stole sound equipment and later sold it. When Johnson was arrested he was also found to be in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine as well a device used for smoking cocaine. Johnson was charged with Criminal Mischief for Damage to Property, Burglary of a Structure, Dealing in Stolen Property, Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Narcotic Equipment. He was booked into the Hendry County Jail with bond set at $35,000.00.