A man that allegedly burglarized a central Phoenix elementary school several times last week is now in a great deal of legal trouble, since authorities are saying that the burglary charges violate his probation.
ABC News reports that 21-year-old Louis Elmer Epperson now faces three counts of burglary and one count of probation violation in connection with the string of burglaries that occurred at Solano Elementary School. The school, located near 15th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, was apparently burglarized three times last week. The burglary suspect was caught early Friday morning when the school's burglary alarm sounded.
Thousands of dollars worth of equipment were stolen from the Phoenix school. Some of the items stolen included projectors, computers, and other teaching aids. Louis Elmer Epperson reportedly gave police officers false information at first when he told authorities that he was only 16 years old and that he had only recently moved to Phoenix. He also reportedly gave officers a false name. The suspect's true identity was later discovered and a warrant for a probation violation was issued.
Many people in Phoenix that are on probation have questions as to what exactly constitutes a probation violation. If people don't follow the terms of their probation, they'll often face jail time or prison. So, it's a good idea to talk with a Phoenix criminal defense attorney so that you're clear on the terms of your probation and what your legal rights are. More information about probation and parole can be found through our Related Resources pages.