Sheriff's police learned Sunday of a possible metal factory burglary plot in the Union, Ill., area, sent deputies to watch the area, and pulled over and SUV they say was driving suspiciously in the area.
After conducting the traffic stop on the SUV, deputies took Wydell Feazell, of Chicago, into custody.
Deputies say they also saw a tractor-trailer pull into a local business. When they saw it leave, they say they approached the driver, Gabriel Garcia, of Westchester, Ill., and took him into custody. A third suspect was allegedly seen fleeing the business. Police say Roger Sexton, of Chicago, attempted to run out of the building but was taken into custody. A search of the business led to the capture of a fourth suspect, Jose Feliciano, of Bellwood, Ill., who was found hiding in a room, police said.
Investigators learned the tractor-trailer was stolen from the Bensenville area Saturday. The interior of the trailer was found to have tens of thousands of pounds of aluminum removed from the Union business, police say. The suspects allegedly used forklifts inside the business to load the trailer.