Apalach cops nab burglary suspects

Lance Flowers

Lance Flowers

Published: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10:01 AM.

Apalachicola police last week arrested two adult men, and two male juveniles, in connection with a series of residential and car burglaries in the city over the last several weeks.

Arrested in different incidents was 34-year-old Lance A. Flowers, 30 Gibson Road, Apalachicola, and 21-year-old Kamron Lee Barwick, 8543 Highway 386, Wewahitchka. Two young males, neither over age 15, were also arrested with Barwick, and they are being held at a juvenile justice facility in Tallahassee.

Flowers was arrested by Apalachicola Police Officer Timmy Davis in connection to an incident last month at a residence on Tenth Street. Flowers is alleged to have broken into the house and stolen medications, as well as having broken into a car parked at the residence and stolen a handgun.

According to Franklin County Sheriff Office Detective Brett Johnson, Flowers also broken into two other vehicles that same day, parked at residences on 24th Street and Bobby Cato Street. From one car, Flowers snatched a bag full of personal items. In the other instance, Johnson said, the car alarm went off and Flowers fled.

Apalachicola Police Chief Bobby Varnes said Flowers is under investigation for the attempted break-in of two pickup trucks in the Lafayette Park area the night of Dec. 27, 2013. The chief said Flowers has not been charged in that incident, which was thwarted by Apalachicola Police Officer Sgt. John "Chet" Turner who drove by the scene while patrolling the city.

Flowers was taken to the Franklin County Jail on charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling, two counts of burglary of a conveyance, grand theft of a firearm and petit theft.

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