Teens charged with string of burglaries

Jan. 22, 2013 @ 06:48 PM

Monroe police arrested two teenagers in connection with multiple breaking and enterings and larceny Tuesday.

Around 4:54 a.m. Tuesday, Sgt. Javier Villarreal of the Monroe Police Department observed Montavis Daiquan Huntley, 17, and Christian Sean'tae Cole, 17, pushing a hand truck on Morrow Avenue with a large subwoofer on it.

The teens left the hand truck and the subwoofer behind and fled on foot. They were later found in a stairwell at First Baptist Church in Monroe, Lt. T.J. Goforth of the Monroe Police Department said.

"It was later determined that Montavis and Christian had committed multiple crimes during the night," she said.

Both teens have been charged in connection with a breaking and entering at Frontier Communications at 300 W. Windsor Street in Monroe as well as a Jan. 14 break-in at Monroe Paintball on Main Street. Some of the property taken during the break-ins has since been recovered, she said.

Additional charges are pending but as of Tuesday afternoon, Huntley and Cole faced breaking and entering, breaking and entering into a motor vehicle and larceny after breaking and entering charges, Goforth said.

According to Union County Jail staff, Huntley and Cole were placed under a $10,000 bond Tuesday and had a March 7 court date.