Man arrested for breaking into Sandy home, pointing gun at girl
Published: September 28, 2012 05:57PM
Updated: September 28, 2012 06:41PM

A bandana left behind at the scene of a May burglary in which a man pointed a gun at an 11-year-old Sandy girl led police to a man already in prison on other charges.

On May 11, an 11-year-old girl was home alone after school when she found an intruder in her kitchen. Police say the man pointed a black handgun at her, and the girl ran away to a neighbor’s house.

Sandy Police investigating the scene found a blue and white bandana left behind by the fleeing suspect. Testing matched DNA on the bandana to that of 26-year-old Daniel Sloan Bonito, of Draper, police reported Friday.

Based on additional tips given to Sandy investigators, police on arrested the already-incarcerated Bonito on suspicion of aggravated burglary, a first degree felony, and possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a second degree felony.

In June 2006, Bonito pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempted forcible sexual abuse in Provo District Court, recieving a prison sentence of up to five years. Sandy Police Sgt. Jon Arnold said Bonito was picked up for a parole violation shortly after the May incident and that he was imprisoned for that violation when police accused him of the burglary charge Thursday. Bonito is a registered sex offender.

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