Burglary suspect released on $2 bond in Franklin County

By  | 

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - These days $2 might not get you too far, but recently it bonded a Franklin County man out of jail.

A Franklin County local was released on a $2 bond after he was arrested for burglary and larceny. (WJHG/WECP)

Franklin County Sheriff's Officials say John Dean was out of jail on pretrial release when he broke into an elderly couple's home while they were in it.

He was charged with burglary and larceny and according to Sheriff's Officials, Dean's bond was set at $2.

Now Sheriff A.J. Smith wants locals to know letting Dean out of jail was not his choice.

“The bond should be suitable for that, to keep that person in jail because they’re a danger. They’re a danger to our community. If somebody breaks into your home while you’re there it’s bad, and those kinds of people should be held at a high bond until the case is resolved," said Sheriff Smith.

Sheriff Smith says there is now extra patrol around the elderly couple's home.

We also reached out to Florida's Second Judicial Court. They say under Canon 3.B. (9) of the Code of Conduct a judge cannot make a statement about a pending or impending case.

Copyright 2019 WJHG. All rights reserved.