Teens charged with mischief
by Paisley Boston
Sep 17, 2013 | 554 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Playing video games was apparently not enough for two teens of Boyle.

On Sunday, the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call around 3 a.m. on Laughlin Road about a Dodge Ram pick-up truck.

Investigator Michael Williams was called to assist the deputies with retrieving the vehicle.

After searching the area, deputies found the vehicle in a ditch about a quarter mile west of Bishop Road.

Investigator Williams determined that the truck was the property of Bern Prewitt, owner of Boyle Flying Services.

The investigator and deputies then proceeded to alert Prewitt of their recent findings and they arrived, they discovered that the office building had been vandalized and a yellow airplane had major damage to the left wing, tail fin, and sprayer components.

"The damage was pretty extensive," added Sheriff Williams.

Investigator Williams soon determined that the damage to the plane was a result of the pickup truck that was found in the ditch.

After Prewitt arrived on the scene, he confirmed that he was the owner of the missing truck.

According to Sheriff Williams, the teens started the vehicle, placed a tire on the accelerator and as the truck accelerated, it crashed into the place.

"It's senseless when people cross barriers and violate hard working individuals. I don't know why they did it. I guess it was all about fun and games for them," said Sheriff Williams.

"One of the main components that helped us during our investigation was the owner's security system and local residents," he added.

After questioning several people in a nearby trailer park, across from the airport, the boys were identified and arrested.

Jerimey Brock, 19, and a 17-year-old juvenile were charged with two counts of grand larceny, one count of felony malicious mischief, and five counts misdemeanor malicious mischief.

Both Brock and the 17-year old juvenile were residents of the trailer park.

Juvenile’s name is being withheld because he is a minor.

According to Williams, a bond has not been set yet for the teens, because they have not gone before the judge.

"I am concerned about our citizens. I have met with the (Cleveland Police Chief Buster Bingham) and other officials to try to come up with a proactive preventive plan, which renders quick solutions in situations such as this. We will do whatever it takes to make sure that Bolivar County remains one of the safest counties, by not allowing non-law abiding citizens to control this county," said Sheriff Williams