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Trio charged with shooting out 32 street lights

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By Molly Haines

Three young men were arrested early Thursday after they allegedly shot out more than 30 street lights.

Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the majority of the lights shot out were on Georgetown Road.

“So far we know of 32 street lights that were shot out and four private lights,” Hammond said. “There were some in Hesler, some on Swope Road and Slippery Rock Road.”

Police requested the names of the suspects be omitted, citing an ongoing investigation.

The first suspect was charged with public alcohol intoxication, first-degree complicity criminal mischief and first-degree complicity wanton endangerment.

The second suspect was charged with public alcohol intoxication, first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree wanton endangerment.

The third suspect was charged with first-degree complicity criminal mischief, first-degree complicity wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Each pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Hammond said as of Monday the case was still under investigation.