Attempt to locate suspect in Stetson University musical instrument theft

UPDATE: An update on the theft of musical instruments from Stetson University: The suspect has been identified as Eric L. Jackson (45), who may also go by the name of James Andersen or other false names. He was identified after pawning the stolen instruments at local pawnshops.

A warrant has been issued for Eric’s arrest. If you see Eric, please contact us through the non-emergency dispatch line at 386-943-8276 or 911 if it is an emergency. His most recent mugshot is below.

The stolen instruments were returned to their rightful owners. Thank you all for your help!

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The DeLand Police Department is attempting to identify a person of interest in the theft of multiple musical instruments from the Stetson University School of Music on April 12, 2022. On 12-4-2022 at 5:48 p.m., a black man wearing a blue shirt walked into McMahan Hall with nothing in his hands. At 5:50 p.m., the same man leaves the building with two instruments. One of the instruments is a French horn “Holton Soloist” valued at $2,700 and the other is a silver “Besson Euphonium” valued at $7,000.

If you know who or where this person is, please contact Ofc. Scott at ScottD@deland.org.

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