Deputies arrest man behind at least 9 Osceola vacation rental break-ins, sheriff says

Investigators trying to determine if more burglaries tied to same suspect

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The man responsible for at least nine break-ins at rental properties in Osceola County, including one that became violent, is now locked up, according to Sheriff Marcos Lopez.

Lopez announced the arrest Monday afternoon at a news conference at the sheriff’s office.

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Deputies arrested Corionn Rodman Jones-Bentley for the nine burglaries, though the sheriff said he could be tied to as many as 13 break-ins.

The sheriff said Jones-Bentley would make his way into rental homes while people were asleep inside, usually gaining entrance through the screened porches on the properties. On at least one occasion, a father spotted Bentley-Jones near his child’s room and confronted the intruder, according to Lopez.

“The suspect battered the father and then took off running,” he said.

Lopez said his deputies set up surveillance and caught Jones-Bentley in the act, entering vacation homes along Sticks Street.

“Detectives identified themselves and attempted to apprehend (Jones-Bentley), however, he attempted to flee and battered the detectives, but he was subsequently arrested,” the sheriff said.

Jones-Bentley faces charges of occupied burglary, unoccupied burglary, battery on a law enforcement officer, violation of probation, loitering and prowling.

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