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News Release
Contact: Major Robert Sanders FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: (601) 856-6111 Date: 09/19/2019

The Madison Police Department, in cooperation with the Madison

County Sheriff’s Department, Rankin County Sheriff’s Department,

Pearl Police Department, Richland Police Department and

Ridgeland Police Department announce the arrest of three

individuals responsible for recent house burglaries in the City

of Madison, City of Ridgeland and Madison County. The

burglaries occurred between September 17th and 18th, 2019.

Investigators began following up on information developed

during the course of the investigation which led officers to a

motel in the City of Pearl, MS. Investigators were able to


detain three individuals and recover several items believed to

be stolen in the recent burglaries along with burglary tools

used during the commission of the crimes. Items recovered

included several thousand dollars in U. S. currency, assorted

jewelry, burglary tools and two-way radios. At the current time

investigators from the involved agencies are continuing to

process items of evidence to determine the exact origin of the

stolen items.

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The individuals arrested are identified as Antonio Ortiz, age

42, of Houston, TX; Riascos Genaro Cordoba, age 38, of Houston,

TX; and Alex Castillo-Valencia, age 28, of Houston, TX. All

three individuals have been charged with House Burglary and

Conspiracy to Commit House Burglary. Castillo-Valencia

originally presented a false name. After successfully


identifying him, investigators were able to determine that he

was wanted for 3rd Degree Burglary in Des Moines, Iowa. All of

the subjects are being held at the Madison County Detention

Center awaiting their initial appearance in Madison Municipal

Court. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has also been

notified due to potential immigration violations.

Antonio Ortiz, Age 42

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Riascos Genaro Cordoba, Age 38

Alex Castillo-Valencia, Age 28

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