Arrest Made in Downtown Break-in

The Winnsboro Department of Public Safety has made one arrest in a July 7 break-in of a restaurant on N. Congress Street and report that charges in a similar break-in are pending.

Investigators arrested Tyrell Guinyard, 17, of 604 Hudson St., last week after he admitted under interrogation to breaking into the Speedee Wok restaurant at 138 N. Congress St. during the early morning hours of July 7. According to an incident report, Guinyard had broken into the restaurant through a side door, causing an undetermined amount of damage. After ransacking the business, Guinyard reportedly made off with $300 in rolled coins. Lorick said the bank bag in which the coins were stored was found in Guinyard’s home. The money was not recovered, Lorick said.

Guinyard was charged with second-degree burglary and has since been released on bond, Lorick said.

Lorick said his department is expected to bring additional charges against Guinyard for a similar incident that also occurred in the early morning of July 7, which netted burglars as many as 10 laptop computers worth $5,000, stolen from a business at 134 N. Congress St. Lorick said Guinyard has denied any involvement in the second break-in, but said items found in Guinyard’s home were positively identified Monday as having been stolen from the business at 134 N. Congress St.