Navarre joy rides land teens in jail

In addition to totaling one stolen vehicle, a Milton teen allegedly stole another vehicle to do “donuts” on the Hidden Creek Golf Course before finally being taken into custody.

Michael Perrin, 18, was arrested Dec. 29 in connection to the thefts of three vehicles during the months of September and October 2017.

According to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports, on Sept. 20 Perrin and Navarre resident Jacob Johnen, 18, were seen “casing” a home in Navarre. They allegedly were looking in the windows and were in the backyard of the residence. This was caught on a surveillance camera at the home.

Johnen was later caught on camera taking a motorcycle from the driveway.

Additional footage showed Johnen and another man, TJO Hunnings, loading the motorcycle onto Perrin’s truck at another home. Hunnings was interviewed by deputies for a number of crimes involving Perrin.

The owner of that home gave a sworn statement to officers and allowed the victim to retrieve his motorcycle.

Damage to the motorcycle came out to more than $2,000.

Following that incident, Perrin allegedly stole another vehicle from a home in Navarre. Perrin and Hunnings were seen on video surveillance with a stolen 2007 Saab SUV the night of Oct. 3.

The following day thousands of dollars of damage to the greens of the 13th hole of Hidden Creek Golf Course were discovered. According to the report, Perrin and Hunnings took turns doing “donuts” in the Saab on the course. They then brought the vehicle back and left it at West Navarre Intermediate School before fleeing the scene on foot according to a statement from the victim.

Officers searched the area, but did not locate the two.

Just three days after ditching the Saab, the two men allegedly stole another vehicle.

On Oct. 5 the victim, located in Navarre, noticed his son’s vehicle had been burglarized, but he did not report it because nothing was missing according to the report.

The next day he had to use a spare key to operate the vehicle, a 2002 Dodge minivan. On Oct. 7, he reported the vehicle as stolen.

It was recovered four days later in Mobile with significant damage. The victim told officers that when he went to retrieve the vehicle he found it to be a total loss and sold it for scrap. The estimated value before the incident was $1,100.

Perrin has been charged with two counts of third degree felony grand theft of a motor vehicle, one count of third degree felong grand theft of a motor vehicle accessory after the fact, two counts of third degree criminal mischief damage of property and first degree misdemeanor criminal mischief.

Perrin remains in jail custody with bond set at $47,350.

Johnen is currently also in jail for charges including vehicle theft, criminal mischief, driving under the influence and resisting an officer. He was booked Nov. 14 with no bond.

No record of arrest was available for TJO Hunnings through Santa Rosa Jail.

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