Two juveniles taken into custody for BB gun vandalism spree

That brings total to four arrested in criminal mischief case

ABILENE, Texas - Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with last week's BB gun vandalism shooting spree, bringing the total of those implicated thus far to four.

Two young men, both 17, have also been charged in the case.

The police investigation is continuing.

On Monday, Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge said more than 100 BB cases have been reported with damages totaling at least $20,000.

"We have found those persons responsible and they will be held responsible," Standridge said during a news conference at the Law Enforcement Center.

Both the young adults arrested, Taquan Brown, 17, and Jarron Barnett, 17, as well as the juveniles taken into custody, have been charged with criminal mischief in connection with the shooting spree:

Three vehicles are linked to the incidents, Standridge said.

Standridge was firm on the severity of the situation, saying that the shooting spree "is not a prank, [it] is an act of vandalism."

Police encourage anyone affected by the vandalism to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at (325) 676-6610.

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