Four people, including one from Cedar Key, were arrested on Monday on a variety of felony charges relating to a break-in at a Williston home where about $20,000 in belongings — a safe, jewelry, prescription pills —plus a car were taken, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Department press release.
Joyce Wendy Hurley, 55, of Cedar Key, is charged with burglary, grand theft, dealing in stolen property and possession of marijuana. Brenda Lee Monroe, 38, of Chiefland, is charged with burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property in connection with the break-in done three days after Christmas 2010 on N.E. Levy Street in Williston. The women are accused of taking the safe to Monroe's home and opening it there.
Hurley's son, Desmonde J. Hurley, 20, of Trenton, is charged with two counts of dealing in stolen property and grand theft auto. He is accused of accompanying his mother to the home after the break-in and taking a 2000 Honda Accord which officers later recovered in Gilchrist County. The younger Hurley and Nicole Marie Johnson, 18, of Trenton, who is charged with two counts of dealing in stolen property, are accused of receiving some of the jewelry missing from the residence.
The elder Hurley traded some of the missing jewelry for powder cocaine, and, along with the other three, with trading the jewelry at several pawn shops, according to the press release