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Incarcerated man charged in spring training break-in of Tampa Bay Rays rental home

Arrest made in break-in

ST. PETERSBURG — They didn't get back their stolen items, but Rays players Evan Longoria and David Price were glad to hear that police finally got the man said to be responsible for robbing their spring home.

"They got the guy,'' Price said. "So I guess justice prevailed" The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that after "a lengthy investigation" they made an arrest in the March 26 break-in at the Port Charlotte rental home shared by Longoria, Price and Reid Brignac.

They didn't have to go far to do it as Steven Charles Vaughn, 22, of Port Charlotte was already in the Charlotte County Jail on unrelated burglary and theft charges. Vaughn, who has been arrested 10 times on 52 counts, was charged with armed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft and dealing in stolen property. He is being held without bail.

Among the $60,000 worth of items stolen were electronics, jewelry and several of Price's expensive watches; and an AK-47 rifle legally registered to Longoria. Sheriff's spokesman Bob Carpenter said most of the items, including the gun, have not been recovered.

"We're obviously happy that there was an arrest," Longoria said. "None of the stuff was returned. But closure is closure, and we're happy about that."

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Incarcerated man charged in spring training break-in of Tampa Bay Rays rental home 08/10/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 11:13pm]
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