WALTON COUNTY — The barefoot burglar caught on surveillance video stealing cigarettes from the Boggy Bayou Convenience Store has been identified and is behind bars.
Walton County Sheriff’s Office received numerous tips regarding the identity of the burglar who on Aug. 29 shattered the front door of the business near the Okaloosa/Walton County line as cars drove past on Highway 20, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.
On Oct. 19 investigators visited Christopher Jones, 21, who is incarcerated at the Okaloosa County Jail following a tip he was responsible for the break-in.
After he was read his rights, Jones admitted to stealing approximately $100 worth of cigarettes. During questioning, he said he broke into the store to get a smoke because his wife was filing for divorce, the release said.
A warrant was signed for Jones arrest on Oct. 25. He is being charged with burglary, criminal mischief and petit theft. Walton County has placed a hold on Jones who is facing unrelated charges in Okaloosa County.