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Teens charged in stadium break-in

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 08:56 PM

HUNTINGTON — Two teens who were caught on camera breaking into the Joan C. Edwards Stadium turned themselves into police on Friday.

Cody Brock Farmer and Lee Michaels Denney, who are both 19 and from Elkview, West Virgina, were subsequently charged with felony nighttime burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny. Farmer was additionally charged with misdemeanor destruction of property.

The two were charged in connection to an incident reported Monday morning.

According to the police report, a university employee alerted police after finding dust covering an area of the sky deck in the stadium Monday.

Surveillance video showed the two men arriving at the stadium in a black Ford pickup truck and entering through the northwest gate at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

The men were filmed entering a suite and removing a bottle of Jagermeister. They also stole a bottle of wine, according to the criminal complaint. One of the men used a fire extinguisher to spray a surveillance camera and inside a private suite and hallway.

The men left the stadium at about 6:15 a.m.

Marshall University Police Chief Jim Terry said the men were identified Thursday after the surveillance video was made public and numerous people called and helped identify them. He said they are not students at the university.

Both were arraigned Friday morning and released on bond.

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