Juvenile arrested in Residential Burglary case and one being sought.
From the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley
On April 16th, 2016, Deputies from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office responded to gun shots fired at a residence and possible residential burglary at a residence on Dawn Road in Scotland. After speaking to the witness, Deputies found that two male subjects driving a small, had pulled into the driveway of the incident location and was shooting at the residence. The witness said the subjects kicked the door and went in then brought items from the residence. The witness told deputies before they arrived the vehicle left the scene. Deputies searched the area at that time and could not locate the vehicle. A short time later, the witness called back and reported the vehicle was back at the residence. Deputies responded back to the residence and found the vehicle at the residence. As deputies approached the residence, the suspects fled from the rear of residence into the woods. Deputies searched the area and was unable find the suspects. Deputies identified, the owner of the vehicle. Deputies later made contact with the property owner, who met them at the residence to see what was damaged and possibly taken from the residence. Later deputies received information from the owner of the property, that a young male approached the owner telling the owner his truck had been stolen, and he had been out walking looking for it. Deputies were informed that the property owner was giving the young male a ride to the sheriff’s office. Deputies met with the young male and after speaking with him about the incident, arrested him. The Juvenile is being charged with felony Residential Burglary, felony Fleeing, misdemeanor Criminal Mischief, and misdemeanor Criminal Trespass. The Juvenile is currently incarcerated at a Juvenile holding facility.
There is an ongoing investigation into the incident and the second suspect is still being sought.