Man to serve 7 years in prison: Greenwood resident pleads guilty to 2 burglary charges

Multiple break-ins, a manhunt by police and a shot fired from a stolen gun landed a man seven years in prison.

Vincent Matracia, 30, Greenwood, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of burglary. He was sentenced to a total of seven years in prison but has credit for more than a year served in jail, according to court records.

Matracia was arrested in December 2015 after a resident reported someone kicked in her door in the Villas, a neighborhood near Fairview and Peterman roads, and came inside. The intruder ran when the resident found him standing inside.

After that report, police were called to multiple homes in the same neighborhood where vehicles were broken into, cabinets ransacked, a gun was stolen and a man was seen walking in between homes.

Another homeowner reported a burglary had happened while the family was home. And on another report, a resident reported hearing a single gunshot.

Police searching the neighborhood spotted Matracia trying to enter another home and arrested him.

Matracia also was charged with a federal charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after police found him with the gun in the local case. Matracia had been convicted of past felony charges, including operating while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance in Marion County, according to the federal court filing.

Matracia pleaded guilty and was sentenced to more than five years in prison, with the sentence running at the same time as the sentence he received locally, according to the federal court filing.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.