Break-in at Cooper High School leads to two arrests

ABILENE, Texas - Two Abilene men were arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly breaking into Cooper High School.

According to Abilene police, Fabricio Perez, 22, and another unknown male were standing outside of a shop door on the Cooper campus. The door allegedly had a broken window.

The officer reported seeing a saw with "AISD" stamped on it outside the door.

Perez fled the scene, but was caught shortly after. Less than two ounces of marijuana was found on Perez during a search, according to police.

A police report states Perez admitted to being a look out while his friend took the saw.

Perez is charged with evading arrest, state jail felony burglary of a building, and possession of marijuana in a drug-free-zone.

In addition, police caught up to Chad Stilson, 22, who then allegedly admitted to being a look out while his friends stole shop equipment from Cooper. Stilson is charged with state jail felony burglary of a building.

He bonded out of the Taylor County Jail on Sunday. Perez remained in jail as of Monday morning.

Meanwhile, a second officer spotted a third subject allegedly fleeing the scene.

"This case requires further investigation and it would not be prudent to release any further information at this time," Abilene police spokesman George Spindler said.

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