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Police Return Money To Local Restaurant After 2012 Burglary

potrillo 2Back in September, 2012 Potrillo Mexican restaurant located in the shopping center next to Wal-Mart in Manchester was a burglary victim.
At the time Manchester officers reported thieves cut a hole in the back of Potrillos. Once inside the business they took an undisclosed amount of money before leaving.
On Wednesday Manchester Police Investigator Jackie Matheny was proud to announce the case has been closed. Matheny says that Howard Wiley age 47 of Georgia was charged with the crime. He said they knew Wiley had committed the crime about 15 days after it occurred. During that time Wiley was convicted of another crime and was sentenced to two years in the Coffee County Jail. Wiley admitted to the burglary but had to serve the two years first before facing the restaurant break-in.
Wiley worked out a plea deal on the charges of burglary and theft of between $1,000-$10,000. He received of sentence of time served and had to return the money in the amount of $9,989 and will now face charges in Georgia from another crime.
On Thursday Investigator Matheny will return the money to the Potrillo Mexican restaurant owner.