GREENWOOD – Just about a 10 years right after four males lower holes in the roof and stole nearly $1 million in products from a preferred Greenwood jewelry retailer, 1 suspect is at the rear of bars in Indiana to deal with fees.
36-year-old Osniel Labrada-Guillen, of Hialeah, Florida, was booked into the Johnson County jail on felony theft and theft costs and could face up to 16 years in prison if convicted.
Investigators feel Guillen was 1 of 4 guys who disabled alarms at the keep and lower holes in the roof and ceiling in buy to attain entry and may possibly have gotten away if not for a black mask identified by a UPS driver not far from the keep.
“That mask was critical in this investigation in identifying at minimum 1 of the suspects,” explained Greenwood Police Deputy Chief, Jay Arnold.
A DNA sample taken from the mask matched a sample taken from a equivalent rooftop theft in Georgia in 2010. Even with the matching DNA samples, detectives however didn’t know who they have been searching for until Guillen was arrested in Florida on a traffic offense in 2014.
“So the arrest in Florida, when they collected his DNA, matched the DNA collected in Ga and in Indiana,” Arnold mentioned.
Guillen was extradited to Cobb County, Ga and was convicted in 2015 of the burglary there. Guillen had just concluded serving his prison sentence in Ga when Johnson County authorities uncovered he was established to be launched at the conclusion of the 12 months. On the working day immediately after Christmas, Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies made the generate to Georgia to select Guillen up and convey him back to Indiana.
“Mr. Guillen is back again in this article from out of state and we’ll have our opportunity right here in Johnson County to check out and maintain him accountable for what he did in our group,” reported Johnson County Prosecutor Joe Villanueva.
Investigators also uncovered via fingerprint matching that Guillen had taken a lot of of the stolen merchandise to a pawn store in Hileah, Florida a person day after the Greenwood crack-in.
“You can drive there in about 18 to 20 several hours,” Arnold said.
Approximately a decade after the crime, the arrest is welcome information for keep proprietor Bob McGee.
“It tore me up,” McGee claimed. “I was virtually, bodily, emotionally ill for in all probability the greater aspect of six months.”
McGee suggests his small business just recovered economically this year. And beyond that, several of the stolen goods had been spouse and children heirlooms that 47 prospects had introduced into the retail store for fix.
“Wedding provides or bridal sets or family members jewellery that you just can’t switch,” McGee stated. “And we practically cried 47 periods since of the 47 customers, and that aged me.”
Guillen was remaining held in the Johnson County jail on $100,000 bond. McGee hopes he will get a chance to deal with him in court.
“I’d like to talk about with him how that helps make him truly feel, being aware of how several lives he’s impacted,” he reported.
In the meantime, the investigation continues to be open up with 3 other suspects still at substantial. Anyone with data can get hold of the Greenwood Police Division.
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