Burglary Ring Bust
Investigators recovered an estimated $30,000 worth of stolen property.
Deputies aren't sure just how long the husband and wife combo have been working on the wrong side of the law.
Now the long process begins of reuniting the stolen items with their owners in at least three counties.
Marjorie and Floyd Edgley are victims of the recent string of burglaries.
A new television is playing at the Edgley home because the last one was burglarized while they were at church two weeks ago.
"One candle was missing, generator, all my jewelry boxes, heart pills and my masonic ring. Course we're still finding things that are gone," the Edgley's said.
This is the second time in sixty years of marriage the Edgley's have been victimized by a burglary.
"It was a strange feeling. I didn't get to sleep until eight o'clock in the morning. They had taken the pillowcases, and things like that," Marjorie said.
Now there is a full room of stolen property at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office including the Edgley's small plates, purses, even bottles of wine.
Detectives believe a lot of the most valuable possessions have already been pawned but what's left has a great diversity of value.
Suwannee County deputies arrested 32 year old William Sheppard and his wife Penny Sheppard, 34, of Gilchrist County Tuesday after a resident saw them walking out of his home with a television.
"Did the right thing, didn't approach them, suspect then fled, he followed him at a safe distance, called 911on the phone following the guy," said Sgt. Ed Seifert with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
After being interviewed, deputies recovered the stolen items from a rental storage unit in Gilchrist county.
The Edgleys are glad to know the Sheppards are behind bars.
"We've lived eighty years and they come and go, but it affected my daughter to the point she insisted that we get a security system."
Both William and Penny Shepppard are in the Suwannee County Jail with bond on each at least $250,000.
Detectives are still looking for two more suspects and a black Ford Ranger missing a bumper.
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