FCSO: "Serial Burglar" Arrested In July 4th Break-In

Tyrone V. Whitehead
(Flagler County Jail)

Bunnell, FL – A man the Flagler County Sheriff's Office calls a "serial burglar" is behind bars as authorities in three counties want to prosecute him for various crimes.

Tyrone V. Whitehead remains held without bond at Flagler County Jail following his booking earlier this month on at least 20 separate felony and misdemeanor charges, including six in the county itself. Most involve some form of burglary, criminal mischief or grand theft.

Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly says Whitehead's criminal history dates back over 30 years and that he's been arrested numerous times throughout Florida for various crimes, including grand theft, burglary and battery.

"This guy is a prolific career criminal who thought he could outsmart deputies and run from the law by going to different counties," Staly added. "This guy has been victimizing hard-working people since 1987. He needs to be kept locked up. Obviously, second chances and probation don’t work for this guy."

The 56-year-old has been charged with smashing through the front glass door of a Mobil gas station in Palm Coast last 4th of July, leaving with a trash can filled with merchandise.

Whitehead came to FCJ after authorities in Baker County - which is just outside of the Jacksonville area - caught him. FCJ officials went to Baker to extradite him.

Besides the FCSO charges, he also had arrest warrants out of Alachua County for violating probation last October on a previous burglary charge and Nassau County last December for burglary of an unoccupied structure.


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