Prison Sentence in Burglary Case

Today, Zachary Steven Johnson was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 16 years in prison as a Habitual Felony Offender for Burglary of a Dwelling and two counts of Dealing in
Stolen Property. He was sentenced as a Prison Releasee Reoffender and must serve a minimum/mandatory 15 years of his sentence. He was found guilty in February following a Collier
County trial.

The crime was discovered on October 13, 2019. A Collier County man was checking on a family member’s home while they were out of state. He discovered two televisions missing from the house. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office investigated. A review of the pawn shop database found there had been a transaction for the two stolen items, matching the make and model.

The Florida Pawnbroker Transaction Forms that are filled out when an item is sold to a pawn shop, showed the defendant’s identification information as well as his fingerprint, which is required at the time of sale. Johnson was then arrested.

Assistant State Attorney Sarah Woodward and Assistant State Attorney Laura Mason prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office