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Man arrested at least 557 times found dead
Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 12/26/03 | Unattributed

Posted on 12/26/2003 5:58:15 AM PST by Holly_P

David Alan Cedillo, a well-known figure to local police and judges, was found dead this week in a south Lincoln garage.

The 42-year-old Cedillo's body was discovered at about 12:20 p.m., Tuesday inside the garage at 844 Peach St., authorities said. Police suspect he died between 3 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. An autopsy has been scheduled for Cedillo, a chronic alcoholic, but police do not suspect foul play.

Cedillo was no stranger to law enforcement. According to a 2002 Lincoln Journal Star article about chronic local offenders, Lincoln police arrested him 557 times since 1981.

Most of Cedillo's offenses were minor ones -- trespassing, for example -- but in 1998 he began serving a sentence of six to 10 years for first-degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. Authorities suspected he stabbed a man whose car he was attempting to burglarize.

Cedillo was released from state custody on the convictions in March.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: deadbum
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1 posted on 12/26/2003 5:58:16 AM PST by Holly_P
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To: Holly_P
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
2 posted on 12/26/2003 6:00:08 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Holly_P
Maybe the should consider a 300 strike law...
3 posted on 12/26/2003 6:01:03 AM PST by DB ()
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To: Holly_P
How tragic... he'll never see his name in the Guiness Book.
4 posted on 12/26/2003 6:03:53 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Saddam looked like he could use a "Baath Party".)
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To: Holly_P
The Clerk of Court did it.
5 posted on 12/26/2003 6:05:27 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Holly_P
"...Lincoln police arrested him 557 times since 1981 ... in 1998 he began serving a sentence ... (and) ...was released ... in March..."
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So from '81 to '88 he got arrested 557 times?
That's more than one arrest every week for eight years !
6 posted on 12/26/2003 6:11:10 AM PST by DefCon
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To: Holly_P
in 1998 he began serving a sentence of six to 10 years

So the plan was that (at the earliest) he'd be released from prison in 2004. Yet, he's out of prison and found dead in a garage. Does that mean (gasp!) that sentences are mere words that do not actually indicate how long someone must stay in prison? I'm shocked!

7 posted on 12/26/2003 6:31:58 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (France delenda est)
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To: Holly_P
In a related news story - Due to a drastic drop in the crime rate, the city council voted to cut the police force by half.
8 posted on 12/26/2003 6:39:03 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: Holly_P
If alcohol were legalized this wouldn't have happened.
9 posted on 12/26/2003 6:40:48 AM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: Cultural Jihad
Interesting analysis. Just one thing though. What the hell are you talking about? :^)

Don't get me wrong. I'm sure it's so profound that my cluttered mind just can't get around it. So could you take a second and spell it out for me ... slowly. Thanks.

10 posted on 12/26/2003 7:03:00 AM PST by Gumption
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To: DefCon
He started serving a jail sentence in 1998, so his average has to go up since he couldn't have been arrested while in jail.

What a loser.
11 posted on 12/26/2003 7:08:30 AM PST by Freeper 007
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To: Holly_P
Sounds like Lincoln gained an extra 3500 gallons of oxygen anyway.
12 posted on 12/26/2003 7:09:12 AM PST by Old Professer
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To: Holly_P
The article doesn't appear to say suicide, but...

Isn't attempting suicide a crime (let alone succeeding)? If so, I think they should arrest him again, just to be fair.

13 posted on 12/26/2003 7:17:04 AM PST by Egon (I'll still respect you... I'll respect you even more... Just use more whipped cream...)
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To: DefCon
1998, not 1988 -- 17 years, or about 33 times a year. Doesn't mean he was convicted or was even tried for many of them...
14 posted on 12/26/2003 7:18:27 AM PST by Junior (To sweep, perchance to clean... Aye, there's the scrub.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
In Nebraska sentencing is a joke. We release all criminals from jail as early as possible, and still require that law-abiding citizens rely fully upon the 911 system and law enforcement to protect them from criminals by denying the law-abiding citizen their God-given right to keep and bear arms.
15 posted on 12/26/2003 7:21:47 AM PST by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that does not trust you with guns?)
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To: Holly_P
E'nuff said!
16 posted on 12/26/2003 7:24:39 AM PST by Lockbar
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To: Holly_P
I thought he was Andy Taylor's Otis until I read the last two paragraphs.
17 posted on 12/26/2003 7:26:01 AM PST by Samwise (There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.)
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To: DefCon
So from '81 to '88 he got arrested 557 times? That's more than one arrest every week for eight years !

GOOD RIDDENS INDEED! It's estimated to cost "at least $2200.00" per arrest, booking and court costs for each "MINOR" offense committed by this habitual criminal. The candyass news reporter and the justice system are broken if they don't see how horrible to our society, this perp really was. He needed to be on a FREEZING road gang, not in a warm indoor garage, drowning in his own waste.. Bah Humbug..

Now I feel better. . Thanks . . MERRY "Fudgin" XMISSED. . :o)

18 posted on 12/26/2003 7:41:18 AM PST by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: Holly_P
An autopsy has been scheduled for Cedillo, a chronic alcoholic, but police do not suspect foul play.

Probably his last arrest - cardiac. - Tom

19 posted on 12/26/2003 7:42:57 AM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse the Bushies with the dumb republicans. - Capt. Tom)
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To: DefCon
Maybe some of those times weren't actual arrests but PC's? PC, Protective Custody, tossing someone in the clink to sleep off a toot?
20 posted on 12/26/2003 7:50:51 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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