Property Damage Estimates at Schools, Residences Still Being Gathered
More details are known about last week's incidents of vandalism that led to the arrest of three recent graduates.
Officials at North Oconee High School and Prince Avenue Christian School and several home owners are still compiling lists of cost estimates to replace or clean property damaged last week sometime Friday morning between midnight and daylight.
Authorities later that day charged James Daniel Shirley, 18, of Monroe; Sean Thomas Berry, 18, of Watkinsville; and Iwan Andre Human, 19, of Bogart with criminal damage to property in the second degree in connection with the incidents. They were released on $5,000 bonds, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.
Shirley is a graduate of PACS, Berry graduated from Oconee County High School, and Human is a graduate of NOHS.
Sgt. Jay Higgins of the Oconee County Sheriff's Office says obscene graffiti was spray painted onto and around the schools' sports fields. Someone also drove a vehicle in circles on the fields, causing damage.
In addition to school officials, owners of three residential properties -- one on Rosewood Trail, another on McFall Court, and the third on Hearthstone Way -- reported vandalism to driveways, he said.
Folllowing leads, investigators interviewed Shirley at his home where he admitted his involvement, according to Higgins.
A short time later, Athens-Clarke County police located Human inside of a Jeep Cherokee on the campus of Athens Technical College, where he was interviewed by Higgins.
Sod and mud was found under the Jeep's wheel well, Higgins said, and Human was taken into custody.
Berry later turned himself in to the jail, he explained.
Authorities have said additional charges may be brought before a grand jury.
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