PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Port St. Lucie Police have arrested a man for a robbery of an assistant pastor and his wife at First United Methodist last Saturday.
According to police, officers were called to the church located at 260 S.W. Prima Vista Boulevard around 3 p.m. Saturday to investigate a robbery. Once on scene, they met with the church's associate pastor and wife who said a white male suspect in his 30's entered the church, armed with a knife and demanded money.
Police say when the associate pastor told the man he had no money, the man took a cell phone and two laptop computers. The man then left the church on foot. Police K-9 units were able to trace the suspect's tracks for about a block when the track went cold.
The lead detective in the case was able to locate the stolen cell phone at the northwest corner of 531 SW Butler Avenue, just a few houses away from the half-way house that Dustin Allan Sims was staying at. Police positively identified the fingerprints as Sims. Sims was part of a photo line-up where the church employee was able to positively ID him as the suspect in the case.
Sims' bond was set at $97,500 dollars.