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GRACE Marketplace resident allegedly trashes apartment and causes water damage

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Keith Alan Guinn, 54, was arrested last night and charged with criminal mischief and giving a false name to law enforcement.

Guinn, whose listed address is GRACE Marketplace, was allegedly actively destroying the victim’s property when Gainesville Police Department officers arrived at the residence near the intersection of Main Street and 39th Avenue. Officers reported that Guinn was the only person at the residence.

After officers entered the residence, they reported that they saw multiple food items spilled, with damage to appliances, electronics, and clothing; furniture was flipped over, and clothes were thrown throughout the residence; Guinn’s clothes were covered with mustard; water was left running in the bathroom, and it flooded part of the residence.

Post Miranda, Guinn reportedly said he only threw his clothes around because he was looking for different pants to put on. Officers on site estimated the property damage to be $800, on top of the water damage and the cost of the water itself.

Officers reported that they asked Guinn for his name multiple times, and he gave them a name that came back with no record. He then allegedly said he is from California and does not have a Florida driver’s license, so they ran the name again for California, but it came back with a different birthday.

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Officers asked Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) for a fingerprint scanner, but FHP was unable to respond. They then used facial recognition software to make a positive identification of Guinn. When an officer approached Guinn using his real name, Guinn reportedly responded to it.

Far from being a new arrival from California, Guinn has 19 felony and 23 misdemeanor convictions in Alachua County, going back to 1989. He has served eight state prison terms, with his most recent release in September of 2021. He is on probation for a 2016 case and is being held without bond on that charge. The bond for yesterday’s charges is $3,000.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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