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Laurel Street burglary suspect arrested

Published 4:32pm Wednesday, October 23, 2013

FRANKLIN—A burglary suspect is in Western Tidewater Regional Jail after an alert neighbor called police about a suspicious person going behind a house in the 500 block of Laurel Street on Wednesday.

At around 7:50 a.m., the suspect attempted to break into the home through the back door and window, but was unable to gain entry before the officer arrived. The suspect fled on sight of the officer, but was caught after a short pursuit.

Shamall Trotman, 18, of the 200 block of Yeidee Street, was charged with attempted burglary and remanded to the jail.

  • shocked

    @curious reader- I don’t know this young man, but if he has committed crimes as a juvenile, this is just one example of how “screwed up” the system is! The courts give juvenile offenders minimal punishment, if any when they commit crimes. Most of these young people continue to commit crimes into adulthood and are finally sentenced to time in jail/prison as adults. These are the same young people who are attending local schools sporadically and receiving the failing scores we are reading about. It’s such a sad situation and bad parenting is the root of many of these problems.

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  • bluewaters

    When are these kids going to start realizing that you have to work to get want you want not steal it. This new generation has the idea that they can not have whatever they want no matter who they hurt in the process. Shame on them!

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    • handkusp45

      They will never learn to work because they are used to the government providing for their every need. This is our world along as there are entitlements. So sad.

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  • Curiousreader

    I guess now that he’s not a juvenile he will finally have to be held accountable for his actions. One can only hope!

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