Chantilly resident Hyeong (AKA Billy) Suh, 19, is in a heap of trouble. And while he waits to see how it all turns out, he's being held on $50,000 bond in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
A former student at Chantilly High, Suh was indicted, last month, on two counts of breaking and entering, and is scheduled for a jury trial on these charges, next month. Then last week, a third count of breaking and entering was sent to the grand jury.
Suh, of 3505 Nodding Pine Court, was one of three people arrested by police as suspects in a string of residential burglaries occurring between March 5 and April 16. Four of the crimes were in his own community of Franklin Glen. Police say the burglars struck while the homeowners were either at work or out of town.
In an April 18 affidavit for a search warrant to look for some of the stolen items in Suh's home, Det. Bill Baitinger presented some details of the cases He also wrote that, the morning of April 16, a man in the 12100 block of Camborne Terrace, in Legato Acres, heard glass breaking outside.
He quickly called police and said he saw two males breaking into his neighbor's home. They fled but, according to Baitinger, two responding officers reportedly found Suh hiding under a tree near Route 29 and Legato Road and arrested him.
Baitinger wrote that police allegedly found $300, a gold bracelet and a gold money clip on his person. The detective further stated that a witness "positively identified" Suh as one of the Camborne Terrace burglars. Police charged Suh and the others with numerous counts of burglary, grand larceny and possession of burglary tools.
The detective wrote that a gold-and-diamond ring Suh was reportedly wearing when he was arrested was allegedly stolen, April 15, in Chantilly's Ox Hill community, while a family was away on vacation. According to Baitinger, police also discovered that Suh reportedly pawned a jigsaw and binoculars stolen March 28 — from a home on the same, Franklin Glen street on which he lives.
During an April 18 search of Suh's home, police seized a pawn receipt, as well as an Audi valet key, a U.S. capitol coin and a woman's Seiko watch — all items that the victims had reported stolen from their Chantilly homes.
Some of Suh's charges were later dropped but, after waiving preliminary hearing, June 9, on two counts of breaking and entering, he was indicted on these charges, June 17, by the grand jury. He is slated to have a jury trial on them, Aug. 18, in Circuit Court.
He also appeared last Monday, June 30, in General District Court and, at that time, Judge Ian O'Flaherty certified another count of breaking and entering against him to the July grand jury for possible indictment on this crime, as well. If convicted of all three offenses, Suh could be sentenced to as much as 15 years in prison.