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Lehigh Acres men arrested in Sarasota County boat theft

FOX 4 Staff

Steven Miller Sr.

Lehigh Acres men arrested in Sarasota County boat theft

CREATED Apr. 22, 2013

SARASOTA, Fla. - Sarasota County deputies arrested two Lehigh Acres men and a teenager early this morning in Sarasota for stealing a boat and trailer.

The trio was arrested following the attempted theft of another trailer moments earlier in Nokomis.

Deputies were looking for an extended cab white Dodge Ram following the initial theft and stopped the pick up at McIntosh and Sawyer Loop Road.

The investigation revealed that after being scared off by the owner on Palmetto Street the suspects proceeded to steal a 30’ Donzi boat and trailer from a Nautilus Drive home they had cased before.

The suspects, 39-year-old Steven Miller, Sr., 47-year old Dennis Flint and a 16-year old, are charged with two counts each of Grand Theft and one count of Attempted Grand Theft. Mr. Miller and Flint are also charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Flint is also charged with Possession of Marijuana, and Mr. Miller faces an additional charge for Violating Probation. Both men have extensive and violent criminal histories.