The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

October 19, 2012

Suspects arrested in Carthage school break-in

By Jeff Lehr

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Charges are being sought against two suspects in a break-in early Wednesday at the Carthage Junior High School.

Carthage police said Phillip J. Neese, 20, and Brandon Woods, 21, both of Carthage, were arrested Thursday night in connection with the burglary.

Employees of the school district reported the break-in shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday after finding the school had been broken into overnight. Police said the burglars caused about $5,000 worth of damage to school property, but no student records or personal information is believed to have been accessed.