Juveniles charged with felony vandalism

From Staff Reports

   Two juveniles have been charged with felony vandalism in connection with an incident occurring at a residence in the 2400 area of Siam Road Sunday afternoon.
   Officers of the Carter County Sheriff's Department charged two 16-year-old juvenile males with burglary and felony vandalism following an investigation into the damage of a home at 2484 Siam Road.
   According to Carter County Sheriff's Deputy Gregg K. Nave, deputies and Sheriff John Henson responded to a reported burglary at an abandoned Siam Road residence on Sunday evening. Nave reported that when deputies arrived at Clover Brook Trailer Park on Siam Road, Henson spotted two male subjects near the area.
   The two suspects fled the scene when they saw the officers according to Nave. Nave, Deputy David Ryan and Henson chased the subjects who ultimately stopped and began speaking with Henson, according to the report.
   Deputies reported observing open wounds to both subjects' hands. The two subjects reportedly confessed entering the residence, Nave reported.
   The two were taken into custody and transported to the sheriff's department. CCSD Sgt. Keith Range later arrived at the scene and reported the home was on fire.
   CCSD Investigator Todd Hamm also responded to the scene. In his report, Hamm said the residence was vacant but fully furnished. He reported windows, doors, glasses, and mirrors had been shattered, and holes had been knocked in the walls and ceiling. He also said furniture had been overturned and a fire had started in a wood-burning stove causing fire and smoke damage to the residence.
   Damage to the residence was estimated between $10,000 and $50,000 according to police reports.