MPD Arrests 2 UAM Students for Nearby Bookstore BurglaryMay 4th, 2012 by Joe Burgess
Around 5 am, Thursday, the Monticello Police Dept. received a call of an alarm at Monticello Textbook on Hwy 425 South, near the UAM entrance. Officers arrived and found that a window had been broken out on the east side of the building. No one was inside when the officers searched.
The building has a video surveillance system and 2 suspects were caught on camera. UAM Public Safety assisted in identifying the suspects. A search warrant for a room at Bankston Hall was executed and evidence was to the police department.
The first suspect turned himself in to the Monticello Police Department, and the second suspect was arrested by UAM Public Safety and Monticello PD officers. Both suspects are charged with Commercial Burglary and are being held on no bond pending a first appearence hearing later today.
The suspects are Brian Mills, age 18, of Monticello, and John Downs, age 20, of Bastrop LA.
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