Woman tackles burglary suspect; Final culprit caught

Updated:

OAK HILL, Fla. - The final suspect in an Oak Hill burglary was caught Wednesday morning in Edgewater.

Joseph Jones, 18, was arrested after a resident called the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office at about 7:10 a.m. Wednesday to report a suspicious man walking on the shoulder of South Ridgewood Avenue near the intersection of Jones Fish Camp Road. An Edgewater Police Department officer responded and made contact with the suspicious person, who was identified as Jones. Jones was then turned over to the Sheriff’s Office.

Jones, along with four others,  is accused of trying to break into an Oak Hill house Tuesday night.

Ira Roberts said he walked outside and saw five people ransacking his grandson's bedroom that's attached to the back of their Gary Avenue house.

"The guy across the street yelled, 'Get your gun!'  About that time, I capped a round," said Roberts.

"It's a very quiet area. They don't want to do that in this neighborhood because you're going to get caught," neighbor Rob Rose said.

Neighbor and former boxer Beverly Rose said she saw the suspects trying to get away, and one of them was running out with a safe.

"I tackled him. The safe went flying and the gloves are still on the ground," said Beverly Rose.

"And, the other two were running down our road," said Rob Rose.

Roberts said he is thankful his neighbors jumped in to help.

All of the defendants are charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and theft.

James Watson, who ran into the woods and was caught, faces an additional charge of resisting arrest without violence, deputies said.

They were transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach.