Man steals over $7K in equipment from Clermont church, police say

The Clermont Police Department is asking the public for help to identify a man who allegedly stole construction equipment from a local church.

On Thursday, March 28, at around 8:45 a.m., CPD officers responded to the Church at South Lake (1860 Hancock Road in Clermont) in reference to a burglary incident. According to police, over $7,000 worth of construction equipment and electrical rolls of wire was reported stolen.

An investigation was conducted, which led CPD to identifying a male suspect: 50-year-old Michael Lloyd Jackson, Jr.

The police department stated that Jackson was last seen on Thursday, April 4, at around 8:30 a.m., in a wooded area behind the Lowe’s Home Improvement store located at 16905 Cagan Crossings Boulevard in Clermont.

Jackson stands 6’ tall, weighs 130 pounds, has brown eyes, and is bald. He resides in the Four Corners area, though he likes to hang out in various wooded areas in the City of Clermont and within the Lake County jurisdiction.

No further details were provided by CPD.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Lloyd Jackson, Jr., the Clermont Police Department asks that you contact Detective Mangual via phone (352-394-5588) or email (

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