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updated: 6/3/2013 4:32 PM

Man admits stealing tires from Arlington Hts. dealership

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    Terry Haygood


A Chicago man pleaded guilty Monday to stealing tires from an Arlington Heights Nissan dealership in January.

In exchange for Terry Haygood's guilty plea, Cook County Judge Ellen Mandletort sentenced the 40-year-old to six years in prison.

Haygood, who received 137 days of credit for the time he has spent in Cook County Jail since his arrest, must serve at least 50 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

After the Bob Rohrman-owned dealership reported about 60 tires stolen between Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 2012, Arlington Heights police set up a sting which involved an officer installing a GPS tracking device in a tire located at the dealership at 1100 W. Dundee Road, police said.

At about 11:45 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2013, the tracking device alerted officers that someone had taken the tire, said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Mike Crowe. The signal led officers to the 5200 block of Winchester Avenue in Chicago, Crowe said.

The officers set up surveillance and observed Haygood hand the tires over to co-defendant Abel Villarreal-Garcia, 40, prosecutors said at the bond hearing earlier this year.

Police recovered six tires that were from the Nissan dealership, including the one with the tracking device, Crowe said.

Haygood later admitted to removing the tires from the dealership and selling them to Villarreal-Garcia, Crowe said.

Charges are pending against Villarreal-Garcia, prosecutors said.

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