Four people have been arrested by Sarpy County deputies and now face charges in the death of 22-year-old Robert Everett. The victim died outside his home early Wednesday after being attacked in his pickup truck.
Twenty-seven-year-old Pedro Chavez is facing murder charges in connection with Everett's death. Three others are also implicated in the crime.
Eighteen-year-old Keith Robertson, 22-year-old Sean Thies and 19-year-old Daniel Radik face charges of conspiracy to commit theft and aiding and abetting in an attempted theft.
Deputies say the incident was a failed robbery attempt. They say Everett was stabbed several times.
At a news conference Thursday, Sarpy county authorities said Everett had gotten wind that someone might try to steal electronics equipment from his truck. They say he spent the night in his truck hoping to thwart the theft.
Everett's sister called 911 shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday when she found her brother injured in his pickup truck at their home near 147th and Borman in Sarpy County.
He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Deputies say the four suspects found out about Everett's pickup and its electronics through a loosely-knit car club.
Sarpy County Chief Deputy Jeff Davis says, "We believe these individuals were involved over a period of time stealing property from people's vehicles, stereo equipment, et cetera."
Finding out about the car club was the key for investigators. Sixteen hours later they had the four suspects in custody and were looking to wrap up any loose ends.
Sarpy County Captain Rollie Yost says, "One person would lead us to somebody else who may know somebody else. We just started tracking all that and it led us to the first person."
Deputies say that first person was Dan Radik and they say Radik led them to the other three.
Sarpy County deputies and Omaha police actually had the house at 118th and Elm, where the suspects were arrested, under surveillance for several hours. They made their move after everyone was inside.
Deputies believe Pedro Chavez was the only one to get out of the car. He's charged with First and Second-Degree Murder. Chavez and the other three all face Conspiracy to Commit Theft and Aiding and Abetting charges.
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