Two teens target a Denver residence in break-in
Two Lincoln County teens including one juvenile broke into a Denver residence Sunday night, less than a year after the Sheriff’s Office said one of the suspects also targeted multiple tents at an area camp meeting facility.
The 15-year-old juvenile, whom the Sheriff’s Office did not name due to juvenile protection laws, turned himself into authorities on Tuesday and will face charges in juvenile court.
He is currently being held in the Gaston Juvenile Detention Center in Dallas, deputies said.
Officers arrested the second suspect, Dylan Emmett Scott, 17, of 5007 Grainger Trail in Denver, on Sunday, according to an agency press release.
Neighbors told deputies they witnessed the two individuals break into a home on the 3600 block of Dwelling Downs Drive and went to the residence to “investigate” the situation.
The Sheriff’s Office said the suspects accessed the home through a bathroom window but fled the property and into a nearby wooded area once deputies arrived on scene.
During a search of the woods, deputies failed to locate the suspects but did find multiple items that they said had been stolen from the home.
Officers arrested Scott at his residence after gathering information from witnesses and charged him with one felony count each of breaking and entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods.
Scott is also accused of breaking into four different camp meeting tents in September at Rock Springs Campground in Denver.
For one of the targeted tents, deputies issued the teen additional felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.
Misdemeanor warrants were issued against Scott for the three other tents, the release said.
Scott remains in the Lincoln County jail under a $20,000 secured bond.
His next court appearance is set for July 23.