Accused vandals waive hearing

The suspects in a break-in and vandalism at Youngsville High School were granted supervised release on unsecured bail Wednesday.

Derek Gifford, 20, of Greensburg; Duston Miller, 19, of Youngsville; and Tylor Keyes, 18, of Grand Valley waived preliminary hearings Wednesday afternoon before District Justice Laura Bauer.

They each face seven felony charges: two counts of burglary, conspiracy – burglary, two counts of criminal mischief, and two counts of conspiracy – criminal mischief; and four other charges: misdemeanor theft and conspiracy – theft; and summary defiant trespass and conspiracy – defiant trespass.

The three had been imprisoned in the Warren County Jail since they were arrested on the day of the vandalism – June 16.

There was a condition to the waiver agreement that the men not go onto Warren County School District property.

The suspects did not have to pay $50,000 bail. They will have to pay that amount and return to jail if they violate the conditions of their release – by committing a crime, violating the supervision agreement, going on school district property, or missing a court date, for example.

Arraignments are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the Warren County Courthouse Main Courtroom.