Titusville Police Nab Serial Business Burglar After Trying To Runaway From Cops Over the Weekend
By Space Coast Daily // June 11, 2018
Troy Baughman, 31, arrested
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville police officers caught a suspect breaking into a local store overnight, who was also responsible three other business burglaries in Titusville over the weekend, according to police.
The suspected serial business burglary suspect was identified as 31-year-old Troy Truman Baughman from Titusville.
Baughman has been charged for four counts of burglary, four counts of theft, possession of burglary tools, resisting arrest and possession of cocaine, according to police.
“Shortly after 5 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, an officer heard a business alarm activate at the Ice House Store located at 701 S. Park Avenue,” said Public Information Officer Amy Matthews of the Titusville Police Department.
“As he approached on foot, he (officer) observed the suspect (Baughman) exiting the store through a broken window. The suspect (Baughman) refused commands to stop and fled on foot, but was later apprehended after a brief foot chase.”
Detectives were able to link Baughman to three other business burglaries from over the weekend by using video surveillance footage and other evidence, police say.
The burglaries included the following businesses; The Woman’s Center on 400 Julia Street, Tiffany’s Hair Salon on 101 Broad Street and the Gold Lion Bar on 4580 Coquina Avenue.
“Outstanding work by both our officers who caught him in the act, and by our detectives for linking the evidence needed to solve the other burglaries”, said Commander Jeff King.
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