Uniform officers conducted a traffic stop and found a stolen handgun that was related to an earlier entering auto investigation. A suspect named Sean Rappaport was linked to the entering auto investigation. When he was arrested, a search warrant at his residence revealed an AR15 rifle, issued body armor, police gear that belonged to a Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Deputy, and a stolen credit card. The deputy’s vehicle was entered in Walton County. Further investigation identified Connor Squires and Ashton Eskew as co-conspirators. Through statements made by the parties involved, detectives were able to locate an additional AR15 stolen rifle and a stolen pistol.
In all, six Gwinnett County Entering Auto cases were cleared by arrest during the investigation. Two AR15 rifles, two semi-automatic pistols, issued police gear belonging to a Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Deputy, a Nintendo 3DS and games, and a credit card were recovered and returned to their owners.
-Sean Rappaport (17yo) was charged with six counts Entering Auto, one count Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, two counts Possession of a Pistol by a Minor, and one count Credit Card Theft
-Ashton Eskew (17yo) was charged with five counts Entering Auto, one count Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, one count Possession of a Pistol by a Minor, and additional charges in Walton County
-Connor Squires (17yo) was charged with six counts Entering Auto and one count Theft by Receiving Stolen Property
The picture above shows what detectives believe is stolen property that was recovered during this investigation. The items were likely stolen in the Dacula area between January and March. However, detectives do not know who the property belongs to.