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Third suspect charged in burglary of local gun shop

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A third suspect in the burglary of the Disappear Gear gun shop on Broadway has been formally charged.

Corey Dale Murillo, 21, with a listed address at 1533 Westchester Ave. in Chesterton and also one in Hobart, was booked into the Porter County Jail at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, July 3, on a Class C felony charge of burglary, punishable by a term of two to eight years.

Murillo was taken into custody by the Indiana State Police.

Disappear Gear at 1050 Broadway was burglarized in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 12, and eight semi-automatic pistols and five carbine rifles were stolen, as well as several thousand rounds of ammunition.

The break in the case came only 48 hours after the burglary was discovered, when Chesterton Police investigators developed information pointing to the involvement of Devin Michael Fuller, 18, of 415 S. Second Street.

On Saturday, June 14, a CPD detective and ATF agent made contact with Fuller at his residence, where he “freely admitted that he was in possession of a firearm taken in the break-in,” according to the probable cause affidavit filed by the CPD.

That firearm was recovered from a backpack in the closet of Fuller’s bedroom, the affidavit stated.

Fuller then implicated three other persons: Murillo; Dillon Evans, 19, of 709 West Street; and a juvenile male, the affidavit stated.

Fuller advised that it was Evans, using a hammer, who broke the gun shop’s front window, then retreated to see if there was a police response; that all four of them wore latex gloves and bandanas; and that after the burglary they went to Murillo’s home.

Later on Saturday, June 14, the CPD detective and AFT agent made contact with a relative at Murillo’s residence. Murillo himself was not there at the time but his relative gave officers permission to search the home and 10 of the firearms stolen in the burglary were subsequently located in Murillo’s closet, the affidavit said. Ammunition was also recovered as was a “brown hooded sweatshirt with latex gloves hanging out of the jacket.”

In an interview still later on Saturday, June 14, the juvenile male admitted his involvement in the burglary, as did Evans in an interview on Tuesday, June 14, the affidavit stated.

Murillo, Fuller, and Evans have now all been formally charged with the burglary.

 

 

Posted 7/9/2014