Court updates: WHS Vandalism teens plead no contest
The two teens who have been charged in connection with the vandalism at Wetmore Academic Center (WAC) appeared in the Nemaha County District Court this week.
Earlier this year, Jarred Kramer, 18, and Jayme Tyler Hodge, 18, both of Netawaka, were arrested and charged with burglary, felony criminal damage to property and theft after they allegedly broke into WAC in the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 3, during which property was both damaged and stolen. The duo caused approximately $65,000 in damages
On Tuesday, Dec. 12, Kramer and Hodge, entered pleas of no contest and were found guilty of criminal damage to property and theft. The remaining charge of burglary was dismissed without prejudice, and the charge is to be refiled if a new misdemeanor of felony is committed within the applicable statute of limitations.
Both defendants will be sentenced at 10 a.m. Jan. 16, 2018.
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Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.