Two arrested for breaking into OMS cafeteria

Published 6:21 pm Friday, January 31, 2020

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Two Opp men have been arrested for breaking into the Opp Middle School cafeteria.

On Wednesday, around 10:15 p.m., a C-Shift officer observed a 2005 Toyota Camry sitting in the bus shop parking lot beside the Opp High School.

When the officer pulled up to check on the vehicle, he noticed a male subject across the road on Cameron Road kneeling down facing the woods. The officer went over to make contact with the male subject. The male got up and began walking. The officer pulled up to the male and noticed the male subject was wearing a mask disguising his face.

When the officer got out of his patrol unit, the male subject took off running from the officer. The male subject got away from the officer.

On Thursday around 7:30 a.m., a report was filed with the Opp Police Department in reference to the Opp Middle School cafeteria being broken into with a small amount of currency stolen. A video of the burglary was retrieved and it showed two male subjects breaking into the cafeteria around 9 p.m., on Wednesday.

The description of one of the males fit that of the male subject that ran from the officer on Cameron Road beside the bus shop.

Investigators made contact with the owner of the Toyota Camry. The owner of the vehicle admitted to the burglary at the Middle School. Investigators also made contact with a second person involved in the crime and he also admitted to investigators of breaking into the cafeteria.

Investigators arrested and charged Tyree M. Scott, 20, and Tye M. Lindsey, 19, both of Opp, with burglary third and theft of property fourth.

Both were sent to the Covington County Jail and are being held on a $13,000 bond.