Arrests made in car burglary

The Chipley Police Department began investigating two car burglaries on December 23 at approximately 5:56 a.m. The two cars that were burglarized were located at separate homes on South 5th Street. During the course of the investigation, officers learned of another car that had been burglarized at approximately 8 p.m. the night before from an employee of Hungry Howie’s Restaurant.

The thieves removed credit and debit cards from two of the vehicles, and a firearm from another vehicle. The suspects then went to several businesses in Chipley using the stolen cards.

At approximately 2 p.m. on the same day, officers with the Chipley Police arrested two suspects for the three car burglaries.

PaulWinstonSelphArrested was Paul Winston Selph, 19 years of age, of Garner Street, Graceville. Charges included: trespassing, theft, burglary, armed burglary, grand theft of firearm.

Garrick Michael StokerAlso arrested was Garrick Michael Stoker, 19 years of age, of Mustang Lane, Chipley. Charges included: illegal use of credit card, theft, burglary, armed burglary, grand theft of firearm.

The firearm was recovered in this case. All three vehicles were left unlocked. “I just want to remind our residents to secure their vehicles,” said Chipley Police Chief Kevin Crews.

Both of these thieves were booked into the Washington County Jail where they both have bonds totaling over $30,000.