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.