Three students charged in dormitory burglaries

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Three Copiah-Lincoln Community College students, including aformer football standout, were arrested last week in connectionwith a series of dormitory burglaries, Co-Lin officials said.

Co-Lin Public Affairs Director Natalie Davis said the ongoinginvestigation involves three students who have been charged inrelation to the burglaries of 14 dormitory rooms. The burglariesall occurred in men’s dormitory rooms, Davis said.

Davis said Wilfred Journet, 19, of 139 Petunia Lane, Lafayette,La.; Timothy Jones, 21, of 205 Hillard St., Starkville; andLaQuinton Wall, 18, of 2553 Wynndyke Cir., Jackson, were allarrested last week and charged with 15 counts of burglary of adwelling. All three students were dorm residents, she said.

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“It was a wide variety of items that were stolen, with differentthings stolen out of different rooms,” she said. “One student evensaid some food was stolen out of his room.”

Davis said about a third of the property has been recovered,though much of it is being kept for evidence.

Whether more arrests might be made in the case is yet to bedetermined, officials said, and the method of entry into the roomsis still under investigation.

“They’re still looking into how they got into the rooms,” Davissaid.

Journet began the school year as a sophomore defensive end forthe Wolfpack football team, but was released a few weeks ago fordisciplinary reasons.