Three of Five Juveniles in Custer School Case Reach Agreement

BROKEN BOW – Three of the juveniles involved in the Custer School case reappeared in court today; all had reached plea agreements regarding their participation in the July vandalism.

As it currently stands, the plea agreement is as follows: in exchange for admitting to the charges, which are identical for all the kids, they will be reduced to the equivalent of criminal mischief (a Class I misdemeanor) and criminal trespassing (a Class II misdemeanor). Additionally, each youth will pay $300 restitution as well as provide an undisclosed number of community service hours.

The plea agreements are not finalized, however; the court has ordered a pre-depositional investigation in all cases, the results of which could possibly modify elements of the plea agreements.

The juveniles are expected back in court toward the end of January; proceedings have been suspended while the investigations get underway.