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Great Bend man pleads guilty to burglary
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Horacio Carrasco-Olivas

A suspect in an Oct. 28 burglary in Great Bend entered guilty pleas Thursday to residential burglary and theft, Assistant Barton County Attorney Douglas Matthews said.

Horacio Carrasco-Olivas appeared with his attorney, Richard Boeckman, and waived his right to a preliminary hearing. His plea was a result of negotiations with additional charges dismissed, Matthews said.

Magistrate Judge Richard E. Burgess Jr. presided over the case in Barton County District Court.

The charges stem from a break-in the night of Saturday, Oct. 27. At 12:03 a.m. Sunday, the Great Bend Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress 1805 Tyler St. The caller reported he or she was coming home and realized the residence was being broken into.

Lt. Jason Settle said an individual ran from the house and left in a vehicle which the victim was able to describe. Officers quickly located the vehicle and made an arrest.

Matthews said the police investigation continues as there is a second possible suspect.

Sentencing for Carrasco-Olivas was set for Jan. 25. “We’re going to be asking for restitution,” Matthews said.

Carrasco-Olivas was booked into the Barton County Detention Center on Oct. 28 on a charge of burglary in lieu of $20,000 bond. As of Friday afternoon, he was still in custody.