Deputies Follow New Leads After Suspects Break Into A School In Mercer County


Deputies are searching for clues to identify two men caught on surveillance cameras at Spanishburg School.  The men apparently broke into the school on Saturday July 25, 2015. 

On Monday July 27, 2015, deputies received a tip that the two men were at the school’s basketball court and a dark Hatchback or a small SUV was parked at the gate.

Sgt. Steven Sommers said, “We recovered some evidence at the school that right now seems might be providing some forensic evidence for us.  We’re processing some beer bottles right now.” 

According to Sommers, they were drinking outside the school on the playground and also inside the school.  Sommers said the two suspects took more than two thousand dollars worth of equipment from the school.

Sommers said, “It was real devastating for the principal and the teachers to learn that some of those items had been taken after working so hard to get those for that school.”

One man who lives in Spanishburg said it makes him worry about his grandchildren.  

Earnest Poole said, “It’s not safe for drunks to be out around a bunch of kids.  I’d rather for them just put somebody watching them make sure they’re alright.”

 The two suspects face Entering Without Breaking, Grand Larceny, and Felony Conspiracy charges.  Anyone with information can call the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department.

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