Teen faces burglary, other charges

Published 5:00 am Friday, August 4, 2000

A Bogue Chitto man is facing multiple burglary and othercharges, including arson, following his arrest Thursday inconnection with a series of break-ins earlier this year, saidBrookhaven Police Chief Fred McKee.

Maurio O. Terrell, 17, of Katie Trail, has been charged witheight counts of burglary, one count of arson and one count ofmalicious mischief in the May-July incidents, McKee said. Heremained in custody Friday and bond has not been set.

The burglary charges stem from break-ins at Quality Cleaners onMay 26; Fabra Care on June 13; Rob and Ken’s Hair Salon, MontgomeryElectric and Fancy Cakes on June 14; Reeves Service Station andEd’s Cafe on June 15 and Cool Tint on July 16.

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The arson charge is related to the Reeves Service Stationburglary and the malicious mischief is connected to an incident atNapa Auto Parts, where a water hose was inserted into a brokenwindow and the building flooded, McKee said. The chief condemnedthe arson as especially damaging.

“That was totally uncalled for,” McKee said.

McKee said Terrell will be tried as an adult in the cases.

The arrest of another suspect, a juvenile believed to beinvolved in some of the incidents, is pending, the chief said.

McKee credited Assistant Police Chief Arlustra “Pap” Hendersonand Det. Nolan Jones for their work in the case.

“They did an excellent of investigating and bringing this rashof burglaries to a conclusion,” McKee said.