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Juveniles charged in Eagle Lake break-ins

Warren County sheriff’s deputies have arrested two 17-year-old juveniles on burglary charges in the Wednesday break-ins of two homes in the 400 block of Lo-Sto Road in Eagle Lake, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

He said investigators developed early leads and with the assistance of Vicksburg Warren School District security officers arrested the two teens at a local high school. Each is charged with two counts of burglary in the theft of tools and a 12-guage shotgun stolen from the homes. Pace said deputies recovered some of the items stolen from the homes, but had not recovered the shotgun.

The pair were taken to the Warren County Youth Detention Center.

The arrests come three days after four juveniles — three 17 years old and one 16 — were arrested for a series of burglaries of homes in the 100 block of Rancho Road, the 5000 block of Bovina Cutoff Road and Warriors Trail near Newmans.

Each face charges of three counts residential burglary and one count animal cruelty. The animal cruelty charge involves the shooting death of the homeowner’s 8-year-old family dog at the Rancho Road home.

An adjudication hearing to determine whether the trio will be tried as adults is expected to be held next week, Pace said.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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