Two men receive 10-year sentences for December burglary PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 27 April 2010 00:00


The arm of the law is often long, but sometimes it can be just as swift. A burglary case that took less than two days to solve ended when two of the men involved took plea agreements.

Daniel Herndon and Tobias Lozano both received 10 years each in the Department of Corrections.

They were convicted of aiding a burglary, which is a B felony.

“It was a good case,” said Washington County Sheriff Claude Combs. “We got all the lady's stuff back. As a matter of fact, the burglary came in on the Dec. 12 and they were arressted on Dec. 14. It took two days.”

Washington County Detective Brent Miller worked the case and got a break when law enforcement officer found a cell phone on the scene that apparently belonged to one of the suspects mother.

“Brent got in touch with the cell phone company and found out who it belonged to,” Combs said. “We started interviewing the subjects and then served a search warrant on the house and basically, that's how it got solved.”

A 15-year-old juvinille was also arrested for their involvement in the case, but Combs and Miller said they are not allowed to release information about the suspects punishment.

The recent sentencing came off the heels of another burglary that was solved in about two days.

A man and a and his wife, Harold and Angela Kotouch, 32 were arrested for their alleged involvement in a burglary on East State Road 60.

With the help of a witness spotting the accused's truck and an attentive dispatcher law enforcement officer recovered all of the items and had the suspects in custody in less than 48 hours.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 April 2010 12:44