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Friday, January 20, 2012

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged two 15-year-old boys with breaking into a portable classroom at Gilbert Primary School, 520 Main Street, Gilbert, at about 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18 after an off-duty Sheriff’s Department supervisor saw the two boys commit the burglary while the supervisor was walking near the school.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said detectives will recommend that the 11th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office prosecute the two 15-year-old boys on a charge of second-degree burglary. One boy lives near Gilbert. The second boy lives near Leesville.

Under South Carolina law, Metts cannot release the names of the two 15-year-old boys or other information that could identify the two boys because the boys are children. One boy was released to his mother’s custody on Wednesday night. The second boy was released to the custody of his grandmother, who is the boy’s legal guardian.

At about 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Lt. Mark Joyner, who was off duty, was walking near Gilbert Primary School when he saw the two 15-year-old boys break into a portable classroom at the school, Metts said. Joyner detained the two 15-year-old boys and requested assistance from deputies who were on duty.

Deputies and one regional property crimes detective arrived at the school and took custody of the two 15-year-old boys, Metts said.

Officers found a small bag of marijuana as well as paper that is used to make marijuana cigarettes in the area where the two 15-year-old boys were detained, Metts said. Officers also found two screws on the person of the one of the boys that were used to break into the portable classroom.

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