Deputies stop home invasion with night vision goggles

By Grace Howard, ClickOrlando.com staff
Published On: Jun 13 2014 10:34:58 AM EDT
OCALA, Fla. -

On the morning of June 12, two Marion County deputies were conducting a patrol of the Marion Oaks area using night vision goggles when they witnessed a man walking into the gated area of a home on SW 150th Loop. When the deputies got out of the car and approached the individual, he took off running but deputies and the Tactical Investigation Unit that was later called onto the scene were able to catch him, according to police. When police interviewed the suspect, identified as 19-year-old Harry Texidor, he admitted that it was his accomplice Johnel "JoJo" Andino's idea to rob the home.

During a search of the perimeter, police found a sawed-off shotgun, a black ski mask and a red bandana near the area where Texidor was seen entering the property, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Police later found Andino at his residence and arrested him.

But the arrests didn't end there.

Later that morning, a deputy interviewed the residents of the home, Miguel Rodriguez, 24, and Pedro Sanchez, 22, to review the incidents that occurred and when the officer approached the house there was "a very strong odor of raw marijuana" coming from the residence. After obtaining a search warrant police found drug paraphernalia in the home and both Rodriguez and Sanchez were arrested.

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