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Deputies arrest alleged teen gun burglar

Posted at 11:55 AM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 13:55:38-05

Pinal County Sheriff's deputies, working with Florence police, arrested an alleged teen gun burglar thought to be involved with a domestic violence situation.

Authorities say 18-year-old Daniel Villanueva had two allegedly stolen guns -- a .357 handgun and AR-15 -- as well as a loaded AR-15 magazine and 500 rounds of ammunition.

Police say Villanueva used a handgun in a domestic violence situation after the break-in. Villanueva also had a warrant out for his arrest for a felony probation violation on a robbery charge. He was considered armed and dangerous, and to be an escape risk and drug user.

The PCSO's Gang and Habitual Offender Strike Team (GHOST) tracked down Villanueva, who had eluded a Dec. 14 attempt to arrest him.

Villanueva faces charges including two counts of firearm theft, misconduct involving weapons, threatening and intimidating, unlawful flight, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.