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Cell phone geolocation records lead to arrest in burglary

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Matthew Quion Antonio Lindsey, 30, was arrested yesterday and charged with armed burglary, grand theft, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon after his cell phone records showed that he was in the victim’s apartment on the night when a gun and cash were stolen.

The robbery took place on November 29, 2021, while the victim was at work. The victim said he returned home at about midnight and found a bedroom window open, then found that his handgun was missing, along with $500 cash. His TV screen was also reportedly broken, and food was placed on his bed.

The victim told police he was sure that his ex-girlfriend and Lindsey had committed the burglary and also that his ex-girlfriend would not have done it unless Lindsey had “put her up” to it.

On December 4, 2021, Lindsey was arrested as a repeat domestic battery offender; his victim was the ex-girlfriend. Lindsey reached a plea deal in March on the felony charge and is currently serving a 7-month jail sentence. On December 7, 2021, six more charges were added for violation of pre-trial release conditions for calling the victim from the jail; Lindsey is serving a 7-month jail sentence on those charges concurrently with the sentence above.

In January, Gainesville Police Department got a warrant to seize and search Lindsey’s phone, and the information was received in April. The geolocation data reportedly showed that Lindsey’s phone was “strongly” at the burglary victim’s address between 11:39 and 11:42 p.m. on the night of the burglary.

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A further search of the phone reportedly showed that Lindsey had done a Google search on the exact model of gun that was stolen and had done no other searches on firearms in the past few months.

Lindsey has been charged with armed burglary, grand theft of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He has nine felony convictions and was most recently released from state prison on August 27, 2021.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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