Baker County: One accused golf cart, motorcycle thief arrest, one still at-large

Police asking for help locating second thief

BAKER COUNTY, Fla. — The Baker County Sheriff's Office has arrested Michael Stokes, 43, on alleged grand theft, trespassing and criminal mischief charges, according to the BCSO. The Sheriff's Office still needs the public's assistance in locating Derek "Rooster" Whittemore, 33.

According the Sheriff's Office, several Baker County homes and business were victimized, and four golf carts, one motorcycle and an Echo weed-eater were stolen.

Not long after these thefts occurred, BCSO detectives were able to identify both suspects involved and  recover all the stolen property from a location in Jacksonville.

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The stolen and recovered items were delivered back to each victim by BCSO detectives on the same day of their recovery.

Stokes is currently in custody at the Baker County Detention Center, the BCSO says.

Multiple arrest warrants have been obtained for Whittemore of Jacksonville, and detectives ask that anyone with information pertaining to his whereabouts contact (904) 259-9218.

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