Reports: Slain bookseller Sherry Black unknowingly bought stolen items from gang member with history of threats
About three weeks after the burglary, detectives caught up with Nielsen driving in Taylorsville. Police arrested him for burglary and cited a passenger who first claimed to be Nielsen.
Nielsen reportedly said to police, "This must be about my dad's books. I thought he wasn't going to call you guys. I thought I had it worked out with him." He refused to answer questions, except to admit he was a member of the Kearns Town ICP gang, and was booked into jail.
Scott Young, the owner of Eborn Books, was a friend of Black. He said she told him about the incident involving Nielsen and the stolen books.
"Once she got a list of things that were possibly stolen, she just quickly returned what was on the list," he said. "She was mortified that something like that would happen to her. None of us ever want a situation like that."
Young described Black as an honest businesswoman who worked hard to understand the industry and treated people fairly.
"She cared about people, she cared about the books," he said.
Contributing: Jennifer Stagg
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