Wewahitchka men arrested for daytime burglary

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM.

Two Wewahitchka men were arrested last week on burglary charges.

Ellis Doyle Brogdon, Jr., 48, and Arthur Lanier, 20 were arrested on one count of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling.

Investigators began a residential burglary investigation Oct. 1 and during the course of the investigation images were captured on a surveillance camera of a vehicle.

The passenger was positively identified as Art Lanier. Investigators conducted an interview with Lanier and he confessed to the burglary and identified his accomplice as Brogdon.

Lanier was arrested and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for Brogdon’s residence and were able to recover most of the stolen property. Prior to executing the search warrant Brogdon fled the area. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Brogdon and he was apprehended the following day. Brogdon was interviewed by investigators and confessed to the burglary.

Brogdon is being held on a $5,000 bond. Lanier is being held without bond. 

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