Career Offender Caught Stealing Urn With Family Dog’s Ashes, Halloween Candy, Jewelry in Plant City

PLANT CITY, FL – Chad Leslie Clark (50) is facing 11 charges in connection with at least three burglaries. Clark is considered a COAST offender. As of January 1, 2003, under the Florida Career Offender Registration Act, a select group of convicted felons, the “worst-of-the-worst”, are required to register their residences with law enforcement and a state registry maintained by FDLE, the Career Offender Application for Statewide Tracking (COAST).
During one of the burglaries Clark is suspected of committing, an elderly female victim awoke to find a male suspect inside her  Seffner residence stealing her jewelry. Clark’s truck was captured on security cameras fleeing from the home.
On Friday, detectives observed Mr. Clark enter a  Plant City residence and depart carrying pillowcases containing jewelry, an urn containing the ashes of the family’s deceased pet, and Halloween candy.
Detectives followed Clark to a home on  Sligh Avenue and arrested him without incident.
Detectives searched the residence and located stolen jewelry from another burglary, in which over $26,000 in jewelry was stolen.