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Three arrested for burglary at an Iowa elementary school

Posted at 3:32 PM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 18:36:35-04

Three men in Calcasieu Parish have been arrested, accused of burglarizing and damaging property at a local school.

Deputies say that on May 30 at around 9:00 a.m. deputies were called out to J.I. Watson Elementary school in Iowa in reference to a burglary. While on scene, deputies say they observed damage inside the school to a door and a coke machine. Officials also learned that there were iPads and computers missing from some of the classrooms. Those iPads and computers, along with some of the cokes from the damaged machine, on the 2nd floor of the school.

Video surveillance allegedly showed three men in the school going from class to class the previous evening at approximately 5:30 p.m. Detectives say the men were able to enter the school by prying open a window.

Reuter, Hext, and Miller / CPSO

The three suspects were identified as 18-year-old Hunter R. Miller; 19-year-old Draven A. Reuter both of Iowa, and 19-year-old Ethan T. Hext of Sulphur.

Between May 30 and June 4, all three suspects were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with simple burglary, simple criminal damage to property over $1,000, and theft less than $1,000.

Miller was released on a $3,000 bond. Hext was released on a $5,000 bond.

Reuter is still in custody on a $4,500.