Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Two Suspects in Winston Academy Case Arraigned

The two men arrested for the weekend's vandalism and theft at Winston Academy in Louisville were arraigned this afternoon in Winston County Justice Court. Hunter Glass (18) and Vernon Brown (20) appeared before Judge Robert Beck at 1:00 pm. Shackled and in prison jumpsuits
, the men appeared separately as the list of charges were read.

Each were charged with 10 counts of willfull damage (vandalism) and 7 counts of breaking and entering with intent to steal. The breaking and entering charges can result in jail time up to 7 years (Ms. Code 97-17-33) while the felony vandalism charges carry up to a $5000 fine and/or no more than 5 years in prison.

A preliminary court date has been set for March 13 and bond for Glass and Brown were set at $500,000 each. Brown will be represented by a court appointed attorney.

W. McCully