Four suspects arrested in connection with two Georgetown subdivision robberies

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 | 7:20 p.m. CDT; updated 6:08 a.m. CDT, Thursday, May 6, 2010

COLUMBIA — Two men and two juvenile males were arrested at about noon Wednesday in connection with two burglaries in the Georgetown subdivision outside Columbia city limits, said Detective Tom O'Sullivan of the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Drake Kinney, 17, of Mamba Drive, and James Miller, 17, of Spencer Avenue, are being held at the Boone County Jail on charges of second-degree burglary, felony stealing, resisting arrest and property damage. Bail is posted at $10,000 each.

The juveniles, 14 and 15, were turned over to the juvenile authorities, O'Sullivan said. The juvenile justice system has some key differences from the adult system. For example, the suspects' parents were present for questioning.

Columbia Police and sheriff's deputies arrived at Georgetown Drive at 11:15 a.m. in response to a call from a resident who said four males had exited a neighbor's house. A Wii video game console, 15 video games, video game accessories, two computers and two paintball guns were missing.

O'Sullivan said a 34-year-old Pickford Place resident came home during the incident and found her front door open. Her back door had been forced open, and three laptops, a flat screen TV and two cameras were missing.

A police officer located the tan 1999 four-door Chrysler Concorde used by the suspects near the intersection of Gillespie Bridge and Chapel Hill roads. O'Sullivan said authorities believe the vehicle belongs to an acquaintance of Kinney's. All missing items were found in the car.

Miller and the 14-year-old were taken into custody near where the car was found. Authorities found the 15-year-old on Longview Drive, and found Kinney at a residence on Bethany Drive.

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