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Cottoondale Fl Man Charges with Grand Theft a Person 65 Years of Age or Older

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Sep 11 2020 7:34 AM

On Friday, August 21, 2020, a Deputy with the Uniform Patrol Division responded to a residence on Sapp Road, in reference to stolen property. Upon arrival the Deputy made contact with the victim, who advised he had filed a report with JCSO on August 20, 2020, in reference to a burglary at his residence and the theft of a trailer, four wheeler, and assorted welding equipment.  The victim had located some of his belongings at this address, where Joshua Tappen was a resident.  In a post-Miranda statement, Tappen admitted to taking the trailer and selling it to an unidentified male for profit.  Tappen also stated that he had purchased the other stolen items from another individual not related to the theft of the trailer. Tappen was placed under arrest for multiple charges and transported to Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance. 

 Some of the victim’s belongings were recovered, however other property, to include the trailer, remain unaccounted for.  Anyone with information about this case or the whereabouts of the stolen property is encouraged to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 850-482-9648 or can provide information anonymously through Chipola Crime Stoppers at 850-526-5000.


Joshua Adam Tappen

36 Years Old

Cottondale, FL


Grand Theft from a Person 65 Years of Age or Older, F.S. 812.0145(2)(c)

Dealing in Stolen Property, F.S. 812.019(1)

Burglary of a Structure, F.S. 810.02(4)(a)



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