NEW CASTLE, Ind. -- Two men suspected in the mob-style murder of an alleged member of the Gambino crime family were arrested in Henry County after a routine traffic stop.
On Sept. 6, a member of the multi-jurisdiction Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement (PACE) team pulled over a vehicle heading eastbound on I-70 in Henry County for following too closely and having point on its license plate.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Loui Iacono of Brooklyn, New York. The passenger was identified as his brother, Vincent Iacono, also of Brooklyn.
According to police, when the officer asked Loui Iacono to step out of the car, he sped off – leading the deputy on a high-speed chase for approximately 12 miles across I-170 and State Road 3. Police
During the chase, police said Iacono tried multiple times to cause a crash with the pursuing officer.
Eventually, officers from the New Castle Police Department, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police apprehended the brothers at a Walmart supercenter, where Loui Iacono had fled inside.
A search of the vehicle turned up heroin, pills, paraphernalia and pain strips, and the brothers were arrested on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts.
Following their arrest, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by the New York City Police Department Brooklyn Homicide Unit, which informed them that the Iacono brothers were suspects in a homicide investigation involving their roommate, Carmine Carini Jr. of Brooklyn.
According to police, Carini had been found murdered around the first of September when his body was found floating near docks on the southeast side of Brooklyn. The New York Times reported that Carini’s body had been wrapped in a tarp and his legs were tied with an electrical cord fastened to a cinder block.
The New York Daily News reported that Carini is the son of Carmine Carini Sr., a purported member of the Gambino crime family who was convicted of killing a Brooklyn record store owner in an alleged Mafia-ordered hit in 1983. Those charges were later reduced to manslaughter, according to the paper.
Earlier this month, a New York grand jury indicted Loui Iacono on charges of 2nd degree murder and tampering with evidence. Vincent Iacono was charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence.
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