Teen faces seven counts

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 30, 2003

One Selma juvenile has seven counts against him, and there may be more on the way.

The juvenile, a black male, 17, was arrested Tuesday and charged with four counts of burglary third degree, two counts of burglary first degree and one count of receiving stolen property first degree, according to the Selma Police Department.

“This was a major arrest concerning residential burglary cases,” said Capt. Joe Harrell, chief of the investigative unit.

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According to Warren Hinson, public information officer, the juvenile is currently in the Dallas County Jail with a $20,000 bond.

Hinson added that if he makes bond then a detain order by Judge Nathaniel Walker would mean instead of going home he’d be brought to the Hale County Juvenile Detention Center.

The youth will be treated as an adult for the first degree burglary and receiving stolen property charges, but will be considered a juvenile for the third degree burglary charges, Hinson said.

She added that the first degree burglary charges rise to the level of a first-degree offense because guns were involved in the burglary.

Hinson said that the receiving stolen property charge stems from the youth allegedly selling computers that had been stolen from businesses.

Residences that had allegedly been robbed were relieved of their jewelry, cell phones, cash and electronics, Hinson said.

Other charges against the youth could be pending, she added.