BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
A 17-year-old accused in over two dozen burglaries in Calhoun, Liberty and surrounding counties walked out of the Jackson County Jail Monday after posting a $50,000 bond.
According to officials at the Jackson County Jail, Keldrick Trenaud Wilson, 17, of Quincy, made bond yesterday and there were "no holds" on him. However, Wilson is wanted for two burglaries in Calhoun County, as well as several in Liberty and surrounding counties. A Jackson County Jail Officer told The County Record there were no warrants in the case file. Judge Woody Hatcher reportedly set the bond for Wilson. Parks remains in custody on a $100,000 bond and was in court at press time today.
The County Record contacted authorities in both Calhoun and Liberty counties this morning and learned they had no idea Wilson had been released from jail yesterday. An attempt is being made at this moment to take him back into custody.
As reported Thursday, a group of investigators from Calhoun and surrounding counties gathered in Gadsden County mid-morning last Wednesday to compare notes and strategize following a string of 25 burglaries spanning from Bainbridge, GA, all across Northwest Florida. As they sat outside the BP in Chattahoochee talking in unmarked vehicles, a Calhoun County investigator noticed something. A car fitting the description of the one they were looking for after an attempted burglary in Bristol Tuesday afternoon pulled into the parking lot. Two black males matching the description of the suspects stepped out of the dark green car. Sneads Police Chief Burt McAlpin quickly boxed them in, preventing the vehicle from leaving.
Within minutes, Wilson and Xavier Darcus Parks, 18, Quincy were in custody. Their car contained firearms, as well as some of the jewelry missing from homes around the region.