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Pair arrested in connection with Saturday burglary

Monday, September 29, 2008

Two 18-year-olds are currently in jail for their alleged involvement in an early Saturday morning burglary.

Clay County Sheriff's Department Deputy/K-9 Handler Brison Swearingen responded to a burglary report at Yankee Rose Landscaping and Nurseries, 10472 North State Road 59.

Sometime between Friday evening and Saturday morning someone used force to break into the building and took an undisclosed amount of money and items.

During the investigation at the scene, Swearingen discovered visible fingerprints on a windowpane allegedly left by the suspects. The glass was taken for fingerprint analysis. However, results are not available at this time.

Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times as the investigation continued Brazil residents Joseph W. Dean and Jeremy P. Bedsaul became suspects.

"They were stopped by a deputy earlier in the week for an unrelated incident, which gave us a description of their vehicle. That made it easier for us to locate them Sunday night," Heaton said. "When we found Joseph Dean, Bedsaul was with him."

Heaton said after the two men were taken into custody and questioned separately by officers, they provided information and ultimately confessed to the burglary.

Both men were taken into custody and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on preliminary charges of felony charges of burglary and theft charges and misdemeanor mischief and trespass charges.

While officers performed a routine check of Dean's vehicle, Heaton said they discovered the vehicle had the wrong license plate on it. The original owner of the plate told officers they had not given permission for anyone to have the plate.

Heaton said officers also located a small amount of drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

"This incident is still under investigation," Heaton said.

CCJC officials confirmed Monday night that Dean and Bedsaul remained in jail on a $10,000 cash bond with 10 percent allowed. The Clay County Prosecutor's Office is reviewing both cases while the men await formal arraignment per the court calendar.

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Report was taken on Saturday and arrest made on Sunday! That is great law enforcement!

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Mon, Sep 29, 2008, at 7:22 PM

Good Job Guys! Way to get them quickly and accurately!

-- Posted by MensRea2008 on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 12:21 AM

Thank you CCSD ~ great job as always!

-- Posted by karebabe on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 9:23 AM

Isn't that Dean kid a current or former employee of Yankee Rose?

-- Posted by Pro Se on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 10:47 AM

Something stinks with this story, Joe is the son of the Yankee Rose owners!

-- Posted by Hoss's Mom on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 1:40 PM

joe deans parents do own yankee rose

-- Posted by drock on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 1:59 PM

Great job boys!

-- Posted by ADJ on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 4:10 PM

Just because the kid is the owener's son doesn't mean he wouldn't steal from them.

-- Posted by th1953 on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 6:18 PM

If dean is the son of the owner that still doesnt mean that he cant steal from his parents business. Great Job CCSD!

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 6:36 PM

The whole story is a little off anyway. Both boys were frequently at Yankee Rose, because Joe Dean's mother and step-father own it. Their fingerprints are most likely ALL over the place, I myself had taken Joe Dean there to talk to his mother. My fingerprints are probably there also. The next thing is that neiter of them "confessed" anything to anyone, I have spoke with both of them. The police in this town try to make it sound like they took a couple of "gang leaders" or something like that off the street, but no, they took the owner's son, and his best friend to jail, for something they "allegdly" did. The next thing is that it wasn't Dean's vehicle, it was Bedsaul's, and the plates on it were from Dean's mother's truck, which he had asked to use before hand. Just want to let people know the real story, after they heard what big bad Heaton had said, you'd think a law enforcement official would be honest, and know all the facts before he has his lies and misconceptions printed on the front page of Brazil's paper.

-- Posted by nickleback07 on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 7:22 PM

nickleback07 ~

I hope big bad Heaton gets you next ~ he is honest ~ face it your two big bad buddies were breaking the law & landed right where they needed to be ~ visiting the Justice Center ~

-- Posted by karebabe on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 8:13 PM

Bedsaul's car had the plates from Dean's mother's truck on it? Yea, the guy is a real rocket scientist. And you sound like one also.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 8:23 PM

Bid Bad Heaton... I guess that's a good nick name for our great Sheriff of Clay County. Lets face it's he's doing a great job and the criminals must not like it when they get someones friend or family, so they have to post negative comments about such wonderful happy ending. "Go Big Bad Heaton Go!"

-- Posted by MensRea2008 on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 8:31 PM

nickleback07 --

You are correct, something stinks about the story and your reply:

1. You say one suspect is the son of the owner and that qualifies for them not being guilty, well then why file a report if these two innocent angels took something? The parents know a BURGLARY when they find something is missing and they reported it? When the cops find out their angels were involved, now the cops are bad.

2. No where in the story does it say "whose car it was," but since you are such a good samaritan, now we all know it was Bedsaul's and that he illegally took someone else's license plate. Oh yeah, and if you are telling the truth, then great parenting by the mom for letting someone fictitiously use her license plate? Wonder is there are any charges coming for her in the future, thanks to your testimony?

(Anyone care to take the bet that if she is charged nickleback07 is going to say it is a conspiracy by the cops?)

3. You say they won't admit to making confessions. Don't you know that EVERYONE sitting in jail is innocent! That is why the word ALLEGEDLY is used in every case. AND, with the two of them being questioned separately by police, I bet they spent their time blaming and incriminating the other. (I watch law and order.)

4. I agree with you, Heaton (along with the other deputies in this county) are big and bad and they are chasing after the criminals in this town.

If your friends got caught, I'm sorry for your shattered image of them. But the plain truth is that we don't really know the minds and hearts of the people we think we know in this life. People who are desperate, for whatever reason, usually end up doing dumb things and inevitably get caught.

-- Posted by Cy on Wed, Oct 1, 2008, at 9:26 AM

Cy ~

Always enjoy your comments ~ AND ~ Once again I couldn't agree with you more ~ we are fortunate to have the "BIG, BAD BOYS" of CCSD!

-- Posted by karebabe on Wed, Oct 1, 2008, at 11:31 AM


-- Posted by BigCB20 on Wed, Oct 1, 2008, at 1:14 PM

"The next thing is that it wasn't Dean's vehicle, it was Bedsaul's, and the plates on it were from Dean's mother's truck, which he had asked to use before hand." Taken from nickleback07's posting.

If these two little boys are such good boys, shouldn't they then know that taking plates off of one vehicle and putting them on another is legal either?

I personally think that if these boys confessed then there is no reason for you to think they are in fact innocent. I see no reason as to why our local autorities would report that the boys confessed if they hadn't. Our "Big Bad Boys" have better things to do then make up stories to make an arrest. They boys are apparently guilty...so let it go. You are simply mad because your friends got busted and aren't out running the streets stealing other people's belongings.

-- Posted by JQuick on Fri, Oct 3, 2008, at 4:44 PM

-- Posted by Icareaboutbrazil on Mon, Oct 6, 2008, at 7:19 AM

Good Luck CCSD for getting the two bad people off the street and for putting them in jail and they need to stay in jail until they learn how to grow up and be good guys again.

-- Posted by AmayaTsuki on Sat, Oct 11, 2008, at 8:46 AM

Yall don't even understand. I bet one or two of you ACTUALLY know one or both of them. I know Jeremy, and before someone says something you have NO idea what the hell that boys been through. Jeremy has always been nice to me, and he is a good guy. I can understand his PAST causing him to think unclearly... but of course they don't mention that both of his parents ARE DEAD now do they!?

-- Posted by TwistedThorn21 on Fri, Nov 7, 2008, at 3:30 PM

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