Three Charged in Trespassing, Vandalism, & Theft Case

August 15, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

Three Charged in Trespassing, Vandalism, & Theft Case

Two juveniles got into more trouble than just playing hooky from school Monday.

They are facing charges of vandalism, burglary, and theft, while an adult, 40 year old Sandra Kay Thomason of Restview Avenue, Smithville is charged with criminal trespassing. Her bond is set at $3,500 and she will be in General Sessions Court August 30th.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says the two juveniles, instead of going to school Monday, allegedly stole a couple of bicycles on Restview, Avenue and rode them all the way to a home on Blue Springs Road, where they allegedly entered and stole a Rugar 9 millimeter handgun. The gun was later found hidden under the Bethel Church on Bethel Road.

After leaving the home on Blue Springs Road, the juveniles then went to a house on Bethel Road, where the owner is in the process of remodeling the dwelling to be sold. Finding no one there, the boys allegedly entered the house and broke out windows, lights and light fixtures, a commode, and knocked holes in the walls.

The boys called Thomason on a cell phone and she arrived later. While they were there, the prospective buyer of the home showed up. One of the juveniles immediately fled and the other one left after the man came into the house. The man briefly spoke to Thomason, and while he was on the phone contacting the owner of the property and later law enforcement, Thomason left the house.

Sheriff Ray says she was picked up by officers just down the road from the house.

The parents or guardians of the boys were contacted and later arrived with them at the jail.

Juvenile Court Judge Bratten Cook II has signed an order for the boys to be placed in Juvenile Detention in Putnam County, pending their court date.

Sheriff Ray says one of the boys has been under house arrest before for engaging in similar behavior.

The boys may also face charges by Smithville Police.

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