BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Isaiah Markee Littlejohn, 19, was arrested yesterday and charged with prowling, two counts of burglary of an unoccupied vehicle, and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana after a series of burglaries in Palms of Archer. A 17-year-old male is listed as a co-defendant in the case.
A witness told an Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy that he saw two males in the area after hearing a car alarm and chased them toward an overflow parking area in the complex, where he confronted them near a vehicle that was later found to be registered to Littlejohn.
While the witness was speaking with Littlejohn’s juvenile companion, Littlejohn reportedly jumped a nearby fence to flee the area on foot.
The witness told deputies he had seen the two male suspects grabbing several door handles on a car, then walking between residences. Deputies made contact with the owner of the car, and he said he wanted to pursue charges for attempted burglary.
While deputies were speaking with that victim, a deputy saw Littlejohn walking by and noted that he matched the description provided by the witness; the deputy asked Littlejohn whether he lived in the area, and he said he lived in northeast Gainesville but was visiting a friend, but he didn’t know the address of the friend. He also reportedly said he didn’t know where his car was parked. After checking Littlejohn’s identification, deputies realized he owned the car that was parked where the witness had made contact with the two suspects.
One victim told a deputy her vehicle had been broken into on January 20 and that she found one of the car doors ajar again on January 21. Littlejohn was charged with attempted burglary of that car.
Post Miranda, Littlejohn reportedly said he was walking in the area to cool off after arguing with his girlfriend, but the deputy noted that neither Littlejohn nor his girlfriend live in the area.
A search of Littlejohn’s car reportedly produced less than 0.1 grams of marijuana, so Littlejohn was charged with marijuana possession. Disposable gloves that were turned inside out (consistent with being removed after use) and a black mask were also reportedly found near Littlejohn’s car.
A 17-year-old male is listed as a co-defendant on the arrest report, but charges for the juvenile are not available.
Bail information is unavailable on weekends.
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