residents about someone running through yards and jumping
fences was instrumental in officers capturing 27 year-old
Danta Sherod Primus (DOB 1-27-87, 207 Evergreen Place, SW,
Winter Haven) charging him with two business burglaries and
In the early
morning hours of 3-22-14, two separate burglaries were
reported in the southwest/southeast area of Winter Haven.
The first occurred at AT&T (5:55 a.m.), located at 1107 3rd
St. SW with the second following at the Sprint Store (7:13
a.m.), located at 775 Cypress Gardens Blvd., SE.
surveillance from both stores shows a suspect break a window
with a large rock and enter the stores. In both videos, the
subject was wearing a white cloth around his head and hands,
red long-sleeved sweatshirt, dark pants and gray shoes. The
subject was carrying a black and blue Cookie Monster
At 7:43 a.m.
while responding to the call at the Sprint store, officers
spotted someone matching the description of the suspect in
the AT&T burglary leaving the area of the Sprint Store on a
bicycle. Officers located the bike a short time later
between houses along Citrus Dr. S.E. Moments later, a
citizen called 9-1-1 from the Cypress Gardens Blvd. SE area
reporting a male wearing dark shorts running behind
came in from concerned residents as the subject continued
running behind homes. With the assistance of a K9 and the
Polk County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, Danta Primus was
located and arrested in the Heather Glenn area in SE Winter
Haven. Primus was wearing gray shoes, dark shorts and dark
socks as seen in the video.
A Cookie Monster
backpack was later located in the bed of a pickup truck
parked along Cypress Gardens Blvd., SE. The contents of the
backpack included a long sleeved red sweatshirt, computer
parts, burglary tools and a wallet with the Florida
identification card issued to Danta Primus.
booked in the Polk County Jail on two counts each of
Burglary and Grand Theft. He was also charged with one count
each of Possession of Burglary Tools and Loitering and