The Clewiston News

Update on home invasion arrest

Hendry County sheriff

On Oct. 13, Mr. Villarreal was arrested in Glades County on an arrest warrant from Hendry County for home invasion and attempted murder charges.

Hendry County detectives interviewed Mr. Villarreal, and during the interview he was able to provide an alibi. Detectives dedicated a substantial amount of time investigating Mr. Villarreal’s alibi, and it was later learned that Mr. Villarreal was at a different location during the time of the crime.

After learning this new information, detectives worked with the State Attorney’s Office to release Mr. Villarreal from the Hendry County Jail. Mr. Villarreal has been released from the Hendry County Jail without pending charges.

The investigation continues and detectives have additional leads on other suspects. If anyone has any additional information on the crime, please contact the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office at 863-674-5600.