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Six high school students charged with burglary, three as adults

Wednesday, April 12, 2006



On Tuesday, six students from Northview High School, three 18-year olds and three juveniles, were taken into custody at the Clay County Justice Center and charged with Class B Felony Burglary charges in connection with a recent break-in at a Brazil residence.

On March 10, Kenneth and Patricia E. Austin's residence, 7828 N. C.R. 650 W., was broken into and a video game system, several various electronic items, jewelry, coins, silver pieces and some miscellaneous tools were taken.

In a telephone interview Wednesday, Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times that investigators initially thought three people were involved, but while performing interviews for the case they discovered the names of six males.

The sheriff confirmed the three juveniles are detained, but further details are not available concerning their cases.

The ongoing cases against the three 18-year olds have been reviewed by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office.

Charges against James Bradley Clancy, Nicholas A. Wells, both of Brazil, and Lance A. McMahon, of Harmony, have been amended to include an additional count of Theft, a Class D Felony.

The three were arraigned at the Clay County courthouse Wednesday morning.

McMahon plead not guilty before Clay Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers. His jury trial is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on August 14.

Appearing before Clay Circuit Court Judge Robert Pell, Clancy and Wells plead not guilty. Jury trials for both men are scheduled for the same date, August 28 at 1:30 p.m.

McMahon bonded out of jail Tuesday, while Clancy and Wells remain in custody with a cash bond of $25,000, 10 percent allowed.

If convicted of both charges, the three men could face a maximum consecutive sentence of up to 23 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.

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