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Tuesday, December 07, 2021
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An Alachua County man’s chicken-and-vodka dinner was interrupted Wednesday night — by the woman whose house he broke into.

Ronald Gregory Wesly

Ronald Gregory Wesly

Ronald Gregory Wesly, 34, was arrested after entering the Archer, Florida, home, removing a chicken from the woman’s refrigerator and frying the poultry while drinking her Smirnoff vodka, according to an arrest report.

He broke into the home, in the 1000 block of SW 183rd Ave., after the woman left for work, according to the report.

When she returned at about 9 p.m., she found him, kicked him out and called the cops, according to the report.

The woman told deputies with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office that she last saw Wesly walking west on Southwest 183rd Avenue.

Upon arriving to the scene, deputies found fresh footprints in the sand road heading west, and a K-9 unit was deployed to locate Wesly.

Wesly was found standing on Southwest 178th Terrace, but did not comply with a deputy’s verbal commands to get on the ground, according to the report. Rous, the K-9 unit, then “apprehended” Wesly on his left arm.

Paramedics provided Wesly with medical treatment before he was taken to the Alachua County Jail. Wesly had two prior convictions of theft in April 2014 in Levy County, which makes this theft charge a felony, according to the report.

Police arrested Wesly on charges of resisting an officer, burglary and petty theft. He was released from jail on his own recognizance Thursday afternoon.

Wesly could not be reached for comment.

Contact Meryl Kornfield at and follow her on Twitter at @MerylKornfield

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