LEIGHTON — Two Colbert County High School students have been arrested and police are looking for two other people in connection with two burglaries and an attempted burglary, an official said.
Leighton Police Chief Brandon Hood said a 17-year-old Leighton boy and Maroland Haskins, 18, Percy Sledge Street, Leighton, are charged with two counts of third-degree burglary and two counts of third-degree theft of property.
Hood said both are students at Colbert County High School. He said they are accused of breaking into the high school and Leighton Family Clinic on First Street. They also are accused of trying to breaking into Leighton Pharmacy on Railroad Street.
Hood said he is looking for two people in connection with the burglaries.
The chief said coins were taken from a money box in the high school break room and two laptops were taken from the medical clinic.
Reports indicate the two students were arrested Thursday morning after police watched a surveillance tape from the school.
“Faculty members identified them, and we picked them up at school,” Hood said.
He said all four people were seen on the surveillance video from the pharmacy as well.
The juvenile has been released to custody of relatives, and Haskins is being held in the Colbert County Jail. Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call 256-446-8477 or Shoals Crime Stoppers at 256-386-8685.
Tom Smith can be reached at 256-740-5757 or tom.smith@TimesDaily.com.