Shawn Cooler and Jeremiah Cooler were both sentenced to prison Tuesday for their involvement in a burglary in Navarre in January of last year.
Shawn, convicted July 9th of burglary while armed with a firearm, two counts of grand theft of a firearm and grand theft and criminal mischief, was sentenced to 25 years in a state prison. That will be followed by five years of probation.
Jeremiah was sentenced to 10 years in state prison and 10 years of probation. Jeremiah was convicted of grand theft of a firearm and petit theft earlier this month.
On January 14th, an eyewitness saw two subjects outside a home on the 7000 block of Gordon Evans Road in Navarre. Two firearms, electronic items and several pieces of jewelry were stolen from the home.
The subjects fled towards Pensacola and the car and the subjects were found at the Red Roof Inn on Davis Highway in Pensacola the following day.
Jeremiah was apprehended after throwing a backpack with stolen items in it into a dumpster. Shawn fled on foot after being approached by sheriff’s deputies and was later apprehended.
Both Shawn and Jeremiah were previously convicted on April 14 by a Santa Rosa jury. Shawn was convicted of grand theft and Jeremiah was convicted of three counts of grand theft of a firearm. They were found guilty after being found in possession of three stolen firearms and electronics taken from a home on the 4400 block of Leavins Street in Milton on January 14, 2014.