Court Updates: Teens sentenced in WHS vandalism

The two teens who were charged with the vandalism at Wetmore Academic Center (WAC) in early August 2017 were sentenced in court Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Jarred Kramer, 18, and Jayme Tyler Hodge, 18, both of Netawaka, were both sentenced to 12 months for theft and six months for criminal damage to property. The pair were remanded to the Nemaha County Jail to serve 10 days, after which both will be placed on 24 months probation.

In addition to court costs and other fees, Kramer and Hodge were ordered to pay restitution totaling $65,821.72 between the two of them. They also were ordered to complete 200 hours of community work service and to refrain from entering any property owned by USD No. 113 for 24 months – the term of their probation.

The sentences were handed down after the duo broke into WAC in the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, during which property was both damaged and stolen. The duo caused approximately $65,000 in damages.

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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.


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