RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Two Brandon teens accused of vandalizing Pearl High School's football field could avoid felony charges.
Rankin County District Attorney Michael Guest told The Clarion-Ledger that 17-year-olds Adam Cook and Tyler Dearman can enter a pre-trial diversion program, which is similar to a probation sentence. In the program Guest said the teens would be subject to periodic drug testing, must do well in school and do community service. They would also have to pay restitution and fines.
If they complete the program, their felony malicious mischief charges would be dropped. Guest said it's up to the teens to enter the program.
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