A second teenager suspected of being involved in an early-June vandalism spree was jailed over the weekend.
The Houston Police Department reports that Tyler T. Shea, 18, of 11299 Pettis Lane at Plato, was arrested on four felony counts of first-degree property damage and one misdemeanor charge of second-degree property damage. According to a report, Shea was arrested at about 5 p.m. Sunday after an officer who knew he had a warrant saw him at a gas station on Sam Houston Blvd.
Shea is held on $150,000 bond.
On Sept. 28, Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Erin L. Lancaster, 18, of 417 Mill St. in Houston, who faces four felony and six misdemeanor property damage charges resulting from the same crime spree in which he and Shea allegedly broke windows out of numerous vehicles and one airplane and destroyed decorative lights on posts at the entrance to a Cleveland Road driveway.
Lancaster is held on $500,000 bond.
“Both suspects have been very cooperative and have admitted to their wrongdoing,” HPD Chief Jim McNiell said. “It’s a shame that the incidents occurred, but at least the guys felt they did wrong and admitted to it. How it will be handled will be decided through the court system, but there was a lot of damage done, and we’re just glad all those responsible have been arrested and appropriately charged.
“I hope these young men learn from this and are better people for it, and turn away from such vandalism and causing so much loss to so many people.”