2 men arrested in St. Johns County car burglaries

Published On: Mar 11 2013 03:55:29 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 11 2013 03:58:21 PM EDT
Jonathon Gagnon and Jesse Bolton
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -

Two St. Johns County men were arrested early Saturday morning in connection with vehicle burglaries in Heritage Landing.

Jonathon Gagnon, 24, and Jesse Bolton, 28, were arrested. Gagnon is charged with two counts each of burglary to a vehicle, battery on a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest with violence, and one count each of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, obstruction, and criminal mischief. He was released after posting bonds totaling $11,500.

Bolton is charged with two counts of burglary to a vehicle and one count each of resisting arrest without violence and criminal mischief. He remains in jail with bonds totaling $4,000.

Deputies responded to the 2800 block of Sheephead Court shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday in reference to a suspicious incident. A witness saw two men get out of a car, approach another car and try to open the doors.

Both men then walked toward another street and the witness called the Sheriff's Office, deputies said.

Deputies said that as they arrived, they saw the two suspects inside a car in the 2700 block of Spinnerbait Court. As deputies approached the vehicle, the two men got out and fled through the backyard, deputies said.

Both suspects tried to clear a privacy fence, and Gagnon was caught. Investigators said he fought with deputies until he was secured.

A K9 deputy tracked Bolton to Mandarin Terrece, where he was apprehended without further incident, deputies said.