Three teens were arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 9 for the theft and burglary of five vehicles stolen from the Madison County School Board Office located on N. Duval Ave.
On Monday, Feb. 8 at 4:42 a.m., Madison County Communications Office received a call from a concerned citizen who stated that a Madison County School Board vehicle was parked at a convenience store on Hwy. 90.
Cpl. Joey Smith received the information and proceeded to the school board office to check for possible burglary. Discovering a broken lock on one of the gates and observing that one of the bay doors on the school bus barn had been pushed up, Cpl. Smith notified Detective/Sergeant Chris Cooks for assistance with the investigation.
On the arrival of Detective/Sergeant Cooks and the bus barn supervisor to the scene, it was determined that five vehicles had been stolen. Two of the stolen vehicles had been returned prior to the officer’s arrival on scene but three vehicles were still missing.
Detective/Sergeant David Spicer was notified to assist Cooks with the investigation and gather information from School Board officials.
During the course of the investigation, Detectives Cooks and Spicer developed suspect information and all three missing vehicles were discovered.
One vehicle was located in Jefferson County, the second was recovered from Suwannee County and the third was located and recovered from Madison County.
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, three suspects were interviewed at Madison County High School in reference to the burglary and as a result of the interview, all three suspects confessed to the crime and were placed under arrest.
Charged, where Antonio Miller, 18; Nehemiah Hills, 16 and Joshua Williams, 15. All three were charged with five counts of grand theft, one count burglary and one count of criminal mischief.