On Aug. 16 at approximately 1:45 p.m., Hendry County sheriff’s deputies were responding to a burglary that had just occurred. While in route to the scene, deputies were advised that the suspects, two hispanic males, had fled on foot towards the Sherwood Subdivision in Clewiston.
When deputies arrived at Sherwood, they saw a hispanic male who fit the description of one of the suspects. The suspect was identified as Jeremy Delgado, 18. Delgado appeared to be nervous, winded, and covered in sweat. Delgado was detained while an investigation was made. Deputies recovered a flat head screwdriver, a prescription bottle with pills and two gloves in Delgado’s possession.
Officers made contact with the complainant, Michael Cox, who is the son of the victims. The victims were out of town at the time of the incident and Mr. Cox is representing his parents in their absence. Mr. Cox was able to give a description of the two hispanic males who had been seen by him leaving a back bedroom window and running from the home. The bedroom window was broken and the entire home was ransacked.
Mr. Cox positively identified Jeremy Delgado to officers on the scene.
Delgado was arrested on charges of possession of prescription drugs without a prescription, damage to property – criminal mischief, burglary, possession of burglary tools and tampering with evidence. Delgado is being held in the Hendry County Jail on a $72,000 bond.