DESTIN — A 15-year-old Destin boy has been identified as one of three young white males facing multiple charges following a convenience store break-in.
Dakota James Davis was charged with assault to commit a felony, criminal mischief, burglary and larceny, according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
The burglary was discovered by a clerk who came to work and found a large rock on the floor in front of a broken window. Nearly $7,000 in merchandise, including beer, cigarettes and lottery tickets, was missing.
Davis was identified as a suspect after neighborhood kids asked a family member if he’d robbed the gas station. After they checked his room and found tobacco products, they called the Sheriff’s Office, according to his arrest report.
Investigators later learned that Davis had gotten a 14-year-old relative to help him with the burglary after allegedly saying he’d kill him if he didn’t help, the report said. The report did not indicate whether this boy was charged.
Davis also enlisted the assistance of another younger boy, showing him drinks and candy and also threatening to kill him if he didn’t help. Based on this child’s age and maturity, he was not considered an active participant in the burglary, according to authorities.