Three charged with grand theft for “evicting” woman from house


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Andrew Dale Harmon-Patrick, 27; Darla Rebecca Harmon, 51; and Anna Nicole Loftis, 23, were arrested last night and charged with grand theft after allegedly taking items from the bedroom of Harmon-Patrick’s sister and dumping them on the side of the road.

The victim told an Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy that she lived with her brother Harmon-Patrick and his girlfriend, Loftis, and that she saw a truck in the front yard of the house that appeared to be loaded with her belongings; she also said that she saw Harmon-Patrick, Harmon, and Loftis loading things into the truck.

The deputy made contact with Harmon-Patrick and Loftis at the house, and they reportedly said that Harmon and the truck’s owner had come by the house but that they had not moved any of the victim’s belongings.

The victim later found pictures of her room from January 9, and the deputy was able to compare the pictures to the items that were in the room when he was there. She said that one of the missing items was an urn containing her son’s ashes; another was a red blanket.

The deputy made contact with the truck’s owner at his house, and there were some items in his truck, including a red blanket. The truck’s owner reportedly said he was helping Harmon “evict” the victim and that Harmon-Patrick and Loftis had helped remove the victim’s belongings from the residence. The truck’s owner also reportedly said that Harmon had put some items in her car and dumped them on the side of the road. He led the deputy to 5800 E. University Avenue, where some items were found and returned to the victim.

Post Miranda, all three suspects reportedly denied having any knowledge of the missing items.

Harmon-Patrick was charged with stealing less than $100 in items from Publix in 2019 and entered into a deferred prosecution agreement but did not complete it successfully. He entered a plea of nolo contendere to the charge on January 3, 2023, and was ordered to pay $376 in fines and fees, with adjudication of guilt withheld. Judge Walter Green set bail at $15,000 on the grand theft charge.

Harmon has three felony convictions, two on drug charges and one for animal cruelty. Judge Walter Green set bail at $15,000 on the grand theft charge.

Loftis has no criminal history. Judge Green set her bail at $10,000.

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. 

  • Nice, leading a 23 year old into a life of crime….I, myself am assuming that those ashes were what got “dumped” at the roadside. So sad. Drug use probably led to this. Theirs, not the victim…..

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