Man linked to six burglaries, sheriff’s office detectives say

SPRING HILL – A 29-year-old Spring Hill man was arrested Wednesday after being linked to six residential burglaries, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

While reviewing pawn activities, Detective Robert Desmond noticed Robert Musselman was using an out-of-county address to pawn items.

Desmond knew Musselman had been arrested for residential burglaries in the past, according to the sheriff’s office, and that he lived in Spring Hill.

Musselman, who was primarily pawning women’s jewelry, was linked to the burglaries after a victim identified her jewelry.

After finding out Musselman was in jail on retail theft charges, detectives went to his Dunlap Avenue residence and received permission to search the home by Musselman’s girlfriend.

Detectives found a large amount of jewelry and electronics that had been reported stolen, and Musselman was charged after the victims identified the items.

Musselman was arrested on six counts of burglary of a dwelling/grand theft and two counts of dealing in stolen property.

Musselman’s girlfriend, Tamara Conner, denied being involved, but was arrested on charges of dealing in stolen property.

Both Musselman and Conner received charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug trafficking, according to the sheriff’s office.

Conner, 26, is being held on $30,000 bail. Bail was not set for Musselman.

Court records show Musselman has been convicted of burglary, possession of marijuana, dealing in stolen property, grand theft, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number in Hernando County in the past.

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