By MARY RAINWATER
Four male suspects awaited arraignment in the Anderson County Jail Wednesday after their arrests for burglarizing concession stands at the Elkhart High School football stadium earlier this week.
According to Sheriff Greg Taylor, the suspects — all Anderson County residents ranging in age from 17-20 — were arrested Wednesday morning after warrants were obtained for their arrest on Tuesday evening.
“Sometime Monday or Tuesday, two EHS concession stands were burglarized — the suspects broke the windows out in one and tore the door on the other one,” the sheriff said. “They stole a lot of candy, sodas and Elkhart t-shirts and caps. We recovered some of the items, but not everything.”
The suspects Justin Lee Edgin, 19, of Elkhart; Charles Lee Owens, 18, of Palestine; Colton Ray Thomas, 17, of Elkhart; and Michael Reed, 20, of Elkhart, have been charged with burglary of a building, a state jail felony.
Bond had not been set on the suspects as of Wednesday afternoon.
Deputy Jeff Taylor took the initial burglary call, with ASCO Sgt. Investigator Ronnie Foster conducting the investigation.
The sheriff reminded residents that burglaries and theft tend to increase during the holiday season, and urged them to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.
“Be on the lookout. If your neighbor is out of town and you see something unusual, call it in,” Taylor said.