Arrests made after Amish schools in Hart County burglarized and damaged
MUNFORDVILLE, Ky.- The Hart County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two teenagers for their alleged roles in burglarizing and damaging several Amish schools and properties throughout Hart County.
Adam Miller, 18, of Munfordville and Paul Graber, 18, of Munfordville are both charged with four counts of third-degree burglary and five counts of first-degree criminal mischief.
Authorities said charges are also pending against a juvenile.
Deputies said the crimes were committed between September 27 and September 29.
Hart County Sheriff, Jeff Wilson, said the two teenagers arrested are former members of the Amish community.
The Hart County Judge-Executive Joe Choate, said the county will not put up with destruction of property.
“It’s no different than a bully in a school or anything else but we’re not going to tolerate anyone being attacked. I don’t care if its Amish or English or young or adults. Vandalism or attacks like this will not be tolerated,” Choate said.
The crimes occurred over a weekend during what the sheriff says are commonly date nights for the Amish community.
Wilson declined to speak on camera but said charges are also pending against a juvenile who has not yet been apprehended.
“Anybody that’s not included in this, we will get them. The sheriff’s office along with Kentucky State Police are very diligent. They’ll work hard and whoever is responsible will be brought to justice,” said Choate.
An Amish community member who also declined an interview said, after the arrests, he is glad the boys now have a lot of time to sit and think about what they are accused of doing.