The man chased the suspect but stopped when the suspect threatened him with a gun, a report said. As deputies set up a perimeter they learned of another vehicle burglary on the same road in which a gun was stolen, the report stated. During a search of the area deputies located the suspect on Bayshore Road and took him into custody, according to a report.
The suspect, identified as James Demaio, 30, (no permanent address), told investigators he also burglarized a home in the 400 block of Bayshore Road. Detectives learned Demaio took a cell phone, cash and jewelry while the female resident slept, a report said.
Demaio is charged with one count of Occupied Residential Burglary with a Weapon, three counts of Armed Burglary, one count of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, two counts of Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Felon and one count of Possession of Burglary Tools.
Demaio’s has been arrested 19 times since 2006. He’s being held without bond for the Aggravated Assault charge and $76,500 on the remaining charges.