Teen faces charges after weekend arrest


Following a weekend arrest a 14-year-old Monday was ordered Monday to remain in detention, at least until further hearings in Highland County Juvenile Court.

The boy was arrested Saturday and could face an attempted burglary charge, though charges have not yet been filed with the court. According to the court, the facts presented in the report from law enforcement are similar to a previous case the teen had in the juvenile court.

The teenager is scheduled to appear in the courtroom again on the matter later in July.

In another hearing on Monday, a 17-year-old charged with misdemeanor assault was found to be guilty of the charge after the court heard evidence.

He is to perform 20 hours of community service and will be under community control supervision indefinitely. Additionally, the teen’s driver’s license is suspended indefinitely, according to the court. The teen also has a 90-day suspended commitment to detention.

On a probation violation, a 16-year-old male was ordered to undergo treatment at a residential facility following his admittance to fifth-degree felony aggravated possession of drugs.

The felony was a violation of the teen’s community control, which he was on from a previous case with the court.

He has a suspended commitment to the Department of Youth Services, which is the youth prison system. The commitment will remain suspended as long as he is compliant with the law and orders of the court and successfully completes the treatment program. The teen will continue to be on community control indefinitely.

A 15-year-old male was released back to the custody of his mother following his being granted early release from detention.

He was ordered to serve 90 days in late April after admitting to criminal trespass, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

The 15-year-old will be on community control for an indefinite period of time.

Reach Angela Shepherd at 937-393-3456, ext. 1681, or on Twitter @wordyshepherd.

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