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When One Charge Just Won’t Do

Posted February 7th, 2019

Twenty-nine year-old Jayesel Innaissance found out the hard way that shoplifting doesn’t pay. And then running from officers and entering someone’s home in an attempt to hide is certainly a bad idea as well.

On 2-6-19 at 3:30 p.m., Winter Haven officers responded to a call of a shoplifter at Macy’s, located at 231 Citi Center St in Winter Haven. When officers arrived, the associate with Macy’s told them that a male had just run from the store after taking approximately $555 worth of merchandise. When the associate attempted to make the man stop, he dropped some items and ran towards 3rd St. SW.

As officers approached the area, they saw a male matching the description given by the Macy’s associate walking on Ave. G SW holding several articles of clothing.  Officers attempted to make contact with him and he ran towards Ave. F SW.

Officers found him in a driveway out of breath at a residence on Ave. F SW. Officers immediately detained Innaissance and the homeowner exited the residence saying that Innaissance had run into the home without permission while the homeowner was inside. The homeowner indicated that he didn’t know Innaissance and he didn’t have permission to enter the residence.

After the associate from Macy’s was able to positively identify Innaissance as the one who took the merchandise from the store, he was charged with Grand Theft (F.S.S. 812.014(2)(C) F3, Unarmed Burglary (F.S.S. 810.02(3)(A) F2, and Resisting an Officer W/O Violence (F.S.S. 843.02) M1 and booked into the Polk County Jail.