Two Limestone County adults and a juvenile were arrested Friday for allegedly vandalizing the band building and trailer at East Limestone High School the weekend of May 25 and 26, according to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office.
Louis Frank Van Pamel, 19, Bronson Keith Schrimsher, 18, and the male juvenile were all charged with second-degree criminal mischief, which is a misdemeanor, the office said in a release.
Van Pamel and Schrimsher were released from the Limestone County Jail on $1,000 bond each, according to the office.
All three are current or former students, according to Superintendent Tom Sisk, who was notified of the arrests Friday.
“I appreciate the hard work of the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office in addressing this matter,” he said. “Individuals caught damaging school property will be prosecuted.”
The cleanup at the school has already been completed, Sisk said.
The weekend after the school’s graduation, sheriff’s deputies completed a criminal mischief report after school staff members found the building, windows and air conditioner units and band equipment trailer spray-painted with obscene material, causing more than $1,500 in damages, the release said.
After conducting interviews and working with the school staff and businesses to obtain video evidence, investigators were able to identify three suspects in the case, the office said. Their movements were traced via security cameras from a graduation party in southern Madison County, through the city of Madison and to the school, and they were shown buying masks at a store, according to the Sheriff's Office. The suspects were also interviewed, the office said.
Van Pamel, of Elkins Road, was arrested Friday at his residence, the juvenile was also arrested Friday and Schrimsher, of Kingston Drive, turned himself in Friday at the Sheriff’s Office, said office spokesman Stephen Young.