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 and 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 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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Oconee Watchdog August 14, 2012 at 08:56 PM
It is nice to see students from all three of our high schools working in unison for one common goal! Intensive probation for all...
Kim C. August 15, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I think each graduate needs to pay for the damages to their Alma Mater and then have them write an apology letter and read it aloud during the football game halftime show.
Oconee Watchdog August 15, 2012 at 03:36 PM
They probably can't read. Good idea though!
Ginger L August 16, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Sean Berry is the son of singer John Berry.... FYI


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