Two 18-year-old Berea men have been charged with stealing more than $8,000 worth of items from Compucreate on Mt. Vernon Road.
Tyler Dehorty, 18, of Liberty Avenue, was arrested Oct. 1 and charged with third-degree burglary, a Class D felony, when he and three other males, including Joshua K. Gonzales, 18, of Hamms Branch, an unidentified male and an unidentified juvenile allegedly stole more approximately $8,350 in items from the store on Sept. 26 at about 3:20 a.m., according to a police report.
A warrant was obtained for Gonzales’ arrest and he was arrested at Madison District Court on Oct. 4, the report said.
At a preliminary hearing Wednesday in District Court, Judge Charles W. Hardin found probable cause and sent the case against Gonzales, who has been charged with first-degree burglary, a Class B felony, to a Madison grand jury.
Dehorty is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 15 in Madison District Court.
If convicted, Gonzales could face up to 20 years in prison, while Dehorty could face up to five years.
Dehorty was released from the Madison County Detention Center on Oct. 2 on a $1,000 cash bond. Gonzales remains held on bonds totaling $30,000 cash.
• A satellite dish, valued at $1,000, was reported stolen from a home in the 100 block of Lorraine Court on Oct. 7.
• A black briefcase and its contents, valued at $2,050 were reported stolen from Berea Fire Station Number two on Glades Road on Oct. 8.