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Thursday, January 27, 2022
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Gainesville Police arrested a man Wednesday morning in connection with three burglaries at an apartment complex known for its student population.

Kentrell Levon Hodges Sr.

Kentrell Levon Hodges Sr.

Gainesville resident Kentrell Levon Hodges Sr., 28, stole $7,670 worth of items from three apartments in Oxford Manor, at 2777 SW Archer Road, between December 2016 and February 2017, according to an arrest report. In all the burglaries, Hodges came into the apartments through back entrances.

In the burglaries, Hodges took electronics, jewelry, accessories and a suitcase, police said. In one case, he broke into an apartment while the owner was asleep, according to the report.

One victim of a burglary noticed someone had accessed her Net ix account from her stolen TV and changed the profile names to “Ty & Trell” and “Khai,” according to the report. The IP address the TV was used at matched the apartment of Hodges’ girlfriend.

Police searched Hodges’ apartment and found stolen items from the burglaries, according to the report. Marijuana, hydrocodone pills and MDMA tablets, which are commonly called Molly or Ecstasy, were found in a jacket that was in the living room.

Hodges pawned off a stolen ring for $20 in January, according to the report.

After his arrest, Hodges told police he sells marijuana and that the other drugs were his, according to the report. He said he bought the stolen items from someone for $150 and he didn’t steal from the apartments.

Police arrested Hodges on charges of grand theft, dealing in stolen property, false information on a pawn transaction form, burglary and violation of probation. Authorities took him to the Alachua County Jail, where he remains, as of press time, without bond.

Contact Meryl Kornfield at mkornfield@alligator.org and follow her on Twitter at @MerylKornfield

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