Lenoir County Sheriff’s deputies recently took North Carolina teens into custody and charged them with multiple counts including larceny, breaking into a house, and cruelty to animals. Both teens are not detained in the county jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond each. One of the suspects claimed that they were compelled to act in this manner.
North Carolina Teens Allegedly Killed Family Birds and Painted House with Blood
According to the arrest warrant, 17-year-old Hallie Pate from Kingston, and 18-year-old Jordan Ruiz from Albertson, were recently arrested and charged with larceny, breaking and entering, and cruelty to animals.
Allegedly, on the 4th of February, the North Carolina teens broke into the Lenoir County house belonging to one of their classmates. Upon entering the house, Hallie and Jordan killed the family’s house pets, two parakeets, and smeared the blood all over the house.
Before leaving, the North Carolina teens ransacked the house, stealing various items, including an Xbox One console. Furthermore, according to the police report, one of the suspects also stole a couple of medical inhalers thought to belong to their classmate.
After leaving the house, the North Carolina teen allegedly vandalized the family’s vehicle, which was parked in front of the house. Ronnie Ingram, the Lenoir County Sheriff, declared that the teens didn’t stop at bashing the car, they’ve also sprayed it with lighter fluid and set it ablaze.
Mark Price, the owner of the house, also added that the suspects also used the lighter fluid can inside the house. The authorities were notified after the teen boasted about their deed on Facebook.
Hailey Davis, Pate’s sister, told the authorities that something compelled both her sister and friend to take action against their classmate.
For their deeds, the North Carolina teens have been booked in county jail and held in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
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