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Felon Arrested for Occupied Burglary and Stalking

PUBLISHED:Thu January 29, 2015

Osceola County, Florida – Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Arthur Farmer and charged him with Occupied Burglary, Wearing a Mask During the Commission of a Felony, Voyeurism, Stalking, Violation of Probation (previous Burglary charge) and Tampering with Evidence.

The investigation began on January 19 when deputies responded to a residence on Country Woods Boulevard in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim who indicated she awoke to find an unknown male standing over her bed. The suspect fled the area. With the assistance of additional deputies and the K-9 Unit, deputies identified Farmer as a possible suspect who lives on the same street. The victim told deputies this was the second incident, the first one occurred January 14, but she did not report it to law enforcement.

On January 22, deputies conducted surveillance on Farmer and observed him watching the victim. Last night, detectives obtained a search warrant for his residence. They located evidence that links him to the burglary. Farmer was brought in for questioning, but did not cooperate. Based on the victim’s statements and the evidence, Farmer was arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail.

In addition, another victim has come forward and detectives are investigating her allegations. Detectives are asking anyone who has had a similar encounter to call law enforcement. They believe there may be more victims. Anyone with information is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS (8477). Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous, and tips that lead to the felony arrest of suspects and/or the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 dollars.

Arthur Farmer (DOB 2/28/88), 726 Country Woods Circle, Kissimmee