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Second burglary suspect arrested, woman charged with helping him hide
By Maria Miller
CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Police now have two people in custody, accused of leading them on a chase this weekend after stealing from dozens of homes in Cambria and Somerset counties.
On Monday Michaelson Ferdinand was arrested and taken to jail. He was charged, and police said he even confessed, to stealing tools from dozens of homes in Cambria and Somerset counties. But as of Monday afternoon, police were still looking for his accomplice, Shawn Everetts.
That all changed a few hours later when Johnstown police got information he was staying with a friend at an apartment along Forest Avenue in Johnstown. Police said Everetts was found hiding in a room upstairs. The woman who lives there, Terry Sabo-Custer was charged with helping him hide. Police said she told them she didn't know Everetts was wanted, but according to court documents, Everetts said she did know because they watched the coverage on 6 News.
"As usual it always falls into place," said Officer Russell Miller of the Conemaugh Township Police Department. "It is hard. We have some communications issues with other counties, but we manage to get the information relayed and when you call for assistance, everyone manages to fall into place. Everybody worked well together."
Now that Ferdinand and Everetts have both been arrested, police said they've recovered many of the items the men stole and have even returned some of the tools to their owners. But police are still trying to track down the people who may have been burglarized without even knowing.
In the meantime state police in Somerset are still looking into a string of business burglaries throughout the county where someone has been removing safes from businesses. In that case, police said their main suspect walks with a limp and may be involved in 21 different cases.
On Tuesday, state police told 6 News they are aware of the arrests of Ferdinand and Everetts and said they are looking into any possible connection, but right now they're still investigating.