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Juvenile faces shooting charges, more


    A juvenile student at Evergreen Elementary has been charged with assault, theft and weapons charges in Fair Bluff, Police Chief Justin Hewett said Tuesday.
    Not identified because of his age, the 14-year-old boy was charged Thursday with two May 28 crimes involving a break-in attempt at the Columbus County Career Academy that ended with the teen shot at a citizen who intervened, Hewett said. Charges of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a handgun on school property, possession of a handgun by a minor, attempted breaking and entering, and trespassing were filed in that case, Hewett said.
    Edward Rogers, 47, of Elm Street told police that he was shot at when he confronted a “group of juveniles” that had jumped the fence at the Career Academy, Hewett said in a news release.
    No one was hit by the gunfire.
    Charges of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and larceny were filed against the same teen in a separate May 28 incident, Hewett said.
    Ralph Bromell, 61, told police that someone broke into his vehicle, at his home, and took several items, Hewett said.
    Hewett said he expects additional arrests in both cases.
    Find more on several recent Fair Bluff Police cases, and the department’s progress in the past year, in the June 12 Tabor-Loris Tribune print edition.

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