One jailed, four others sought in BGC case

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 30, 2003

NATCHEZ &045; At least one of the suspects from the vandalism of the Boys & Girls Club and burglary of adjoining AJFC was arrested by the Natchez Police Department Thursday.

Four others should be incarcerated by Friday morning in these cases.

The 15-year-old juvenile is a suspect in both cases of burglary, according to Natchez Police Chief Mike Mullins.

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&uot;We are in the process of locating a 14-year-old that will also be charged,&uot; Mullins said.

That 14-year-old, another juvenile and a 17-year-old are all suspects in the AJFC burglary as well. Since the 17-year-old will be charged with a felony, that person will be tried as an adult. The juveniles will be sent to youth court where a judge will decide their sentence if found guilty of the crime. All will be charged with burglary of a business.

Mullins also said the police are in the process of recovering toys stolen from AJFC.

As far as the damage, Mullins said the courts will work with the parents of the juveniles to provide restitution for any damage done to property.

The investigators on the case, Jerry Ford and Gary Nations, received information about the suspected vandals from children that attend the Boys &