Five people – one of whom was
wanted on a warrant for bank robbery - have been arrested on various charges afterthey were involved in an armed burglary incident on Sund
- Joshua Miller, 30, address
unavailable. Charged with two counts of burglary and one count possession of aweapon by a convicted felon. Miller also has an outstanding warrant from
Manatee County for armed bank robbery.
- Joseph McElroy, 35, of the 200block of Airport Boulevard, Pensacola. Charged with armed burglary, possession
of a weapon by a convicted felon and criminal mischief.
- Tina McDaniel, 35, of the 200block of North Pinewood, Pensacola. Charged with two counts of burglary and one
count of criminal mischief.
- Terry Jackson, 34, of the 1000block of McKenzie Road, Cantonment. Charged with two counts of burglary, one
count of fleeing and eluding, and one count of criminal mischief.
- Amanda Combs, 29, of the 3000block of Muldoon Road, Pensacola. Charged with two counts of burglary and one
count of criminal mischief.
Detective Matt Mercado saidofficers were dispatched to an armed burglary call at a residence in the 700
block of West Government Street around 10 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 12). Mercado saidCombs, McDaniel, Jackson, McElroy, and Miller had gone to the residence, cut
through a fence and then broke a lock and latch off a storage trailer on theproperty. Mercado said the property owner – Warren Williams, 49 - had asked Combs
and McDaniel several times to remove their personal belongings from the trailer,but they hadn’t and arrived unannounced on Sunday.
Williams called police during the
burglary, and before officers arrived, McElroy also pulled the power meter fromthe house. Williams went outside to confront the suspects and when he did,
Mercado said McElroy pointed a handgun at him and threatened to shoot him.McElroy then entered the trailer with Combs and McDaniel and discharged the
firearm inside the trailer while Williams was trying to keep the door shutuntil police arrived.
As an officer arrived, Jackson
and Miller got into a truck and fled the scene and McElroy exited the trailerand fled on foot. Officers pursued the truck but discontinued the pursuit after
a short time.
Jackson was taken into custodyaround 5 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 200 block of Airport Boulevard.
Detectives and PPD SWAT members
returned to the residence on Tuesday to execute a search warrant for McElroyand Miller. Mercado said SWAT officers were involved because officers had
received information that McElroy and Miller had threatened to shoot officersif they tried to take them into custody. Both suspects were taken into custody
at the house without incident.
On Tuesday, detectives seized a.32 caliber handgun fired in the burglary incident on Sunday and also some
methamphetamine from the house. The investigation is continuing.