Monday, August 30, 2010

Hendry Store Burglary Nets Four Arrests

Montura Store Burglary Results In Four Arrests

CLEWISTON, FL. -- At approximately 1:08 am on August 29, 2010 Hendry County Deputies responded to an alarm activation at 115 Avenida Del Club, Mary Lou�s General Store, in Montura.  Deputies discovered that a vehicle had been used to smash the front doors of the business.  Deputies Ricardo Garcia and Leonard Richardson found that the doors had been broken in however, the suspect(s) had not made entry.

While responding to the scene both deputies noticed a vehicle parked in front of the Azteca Store located just around the corner from Mary Lou�s.  After checking the area of the General Store, deputies returned to the Azteca where they made contact with 28 year old Mark A. Guasp and 26 year old Victor M. Duprey.  Deputies discovered Guasp standing beside the truck and Duprey laying on the ground under the truck. 

Earlier in the evening both deputies stopped Guasp driving the same vehicle with Duprey as the passenger.  During the traffic stop they noted the license plate attached to the rear bumper and no damage to the front bumper area.  As they approached they noticed a large fresh dent on the right side of the bumper and stucco on the fresh dent. 

Deputy Richardson responded back to Mary Lou�s and met with the store owner and together viewed the video tape from the front of the store and at that time were able to make a positive identification of both individuals and the vehicle used in the crime.

Both Mark Guasp and Duprey were arrested and charged with Damage Property and Burglary to a Structure with damage over $1,000.  Duprey is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on a $28,500.00 bond. 

Mark Guasp had been involved in a previous attempted burglary to a home in the Montura area and again had been positively identified by the victim as the suspect.  In addition to the charges of attempted burglary to Mary Lou�s, Guasp was also charged with an additional count of attempted Burglary to an occupied dwelling.  He is being held on a $42,000 bond.

On August 30, 2010 at approximately 4:54am, Deputy Garcia was requested to respond to Mary Lou�s General Store for a second time in response to another alarm call.  Once he arrived on scene he met with three employees who appeared to be detaining two suspects, later identified as 18 year old Luis Angel Fundora and 19 year old Cori Shane Russ of Gainesville, Florida. 

When the store owner arrived on scene Deputy Garcia once again viewed the store video tape and was able to identify Fundora and Russ as well as another unidentified person.

Some property as well as narcotics was recovered from Fundora.

Luis Angel Fundora and Cori Shane Russ are both being held in the Hendry County Jail.  Fundora and Russ are charged with Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure, Grand Theft, Resist Officer without Violence, Possession of Controlled Substance without Prescription and is currently being held on $18,000.00 bond.


  1. Anonymous9:41 AM

    Do you have any info on the 40some (last number I heard was 47) f250's and f350's stolen over the weekend in the clewiston area. I've seen nothing in the news...

  2. Anonymous12:45 PM

    Thank God for the video, if it would have taken some investigation these guys would have never been caught.