50-year-old Damon Brunner was charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property after reportedly breaking into his aunt’s condominium and stealing various types of jewelry from her nightstand. The value of the items stolen was approximately $1,500.
On June 15th, Officer Bittick was dispatched to 2329 Foxmoor Ln in regards to a residential burglary. Upon arrival, Bittick made contact with Joan Gaither, who reported to law enforcement that her nephew broke into her home three days ago. According to the affidavit, Gaither was at the condominium pool during the time of the incident and could see the door to her house from her location. Gaither reportedly observed Damon Brunner walking past the swimming pool multiple times. Shortly after Brunner finished watching Gaither in the pool, the woman noticed her nephew walking away from her residence and down the stairs.
Three days later, Gaither discovered that five different pieces of jewelry, three rings, a silver bracelet, and a pair of earrings, were missing from the woman’s nightstand. Gaither claims that Brunner has previously stolen from her and that the man habitually abuses drugs. Brunner lives next to Gaither with his mother and entered the condo with a key that was given to Brunner’s mom years ago, per report.
On June 18th, Gaither and eyewitness Diane Goldsmith arrived at the precinct at Appling Farms Station. The duo gave an account of the incident and identified Brunner as the party responsible. The estimated total of the jewelry was valued at $1,500.
Damon Brunner was arrested and charged with theft of property and aggravated burglary. His bond was set at $15,000.