Lockdowns at three Columbia schools follow nearby burglary

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | 2:53 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday in connection with a burglary that took place on the 2400 block of Blue Ridge Road and led to a temporary lockdown at three nearby schools.

Stephanie Drouin, public information officer for the Columbia Police Department, said two suspects were seen running from the back of a house on Blue Ridge Road, and police were dispatched at 7:46 a.m. after a call was made.

Lange Middle School, Blue Ridge Elementary School and Oakland Junior High School were put on lockdown during the subsequent search.

Because of the proximity to the three schools, the lockdown began at about 8:30 a.m. and was lifted at 9:18 a.m., Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark said.

According to police, one suspect was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.

Dreshawn M. Marshall, 17, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, felony resisting arrest and felony stealing. Drouin said a bond of $4,500 for each of the charges has been set for the suspect.

The second suspect has not been located. Drouin said the case has been turned over to detectives within the Police Department.

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