SHALIMAR, Fla., Feb. 9, 2018–Five individuals have been charged in connection with a home invasion robbery in Baker last year.
- Joey Kyle Smelley, 26, from Crestview
- Cody Jon Kurpil, 26, from Crestview
- Richard Louis Delpozo, 33, from Navarre
- Anna Rochelle Delpozo, 24, from Crestview
- Heather Nicole Creech, 33, from Milligan
On Sept. 10, 2017, two men entered the Baker house around 10:30 a.m. through a window and demanded money and guns.
They got only a wallet before fleeing, but stole a 2005 Lincoln Town Car that contained nearly $5,000 in cash, collectible coins and gold bars, a Glock firearm and retired law enforcement credentials.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators determined Smelley and Kurpil were the two who entered the home. The victims say Kurpil had formerly done landscaping and maintenance at their house.
Smelley and Kurpil are charged with home invasion robbery, grand theft, grand theft of a vehicle and grand theft of a firearm.
Smelly was arrested at the Okaloosa County Jail Jan. 16 where he was being held for driving without a license, having plates on his vehicle that weren’t registered to the car and failure to register the auto. Kurpil was arrested Jan. 23.
The OCSO investigation also revealed 33-year-old Richard Delpozo and his 24-year-old sister, Anna Delpozo, were involved as well.
Investigators say they helped plan and execute the robbery, drove Kurpil and Smelley to a location near the home and got a share of the stolen cash and coins.
The two were charged with being principals to the same felony offenses as Smelley and Kurpil.
Anna Delpozo was arrested Jan. 31 and Richard Delpozo was taken into custody Feb. 3.
In addition, Heather Creech, 33, was charged with dealing in stolen property in connection with the case.
She concealed the stolen car under a tarp in her front yard on Dreaden Circle in Milligan.
Creech, who was arrested Jan. 25, said once she learned it was stolen, she got rid of it by contacting someone and having them remove it from her yard.
Staff and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office release