Latest Juvenile crime News

Mississippi teen charged after bringing loaded gun to campus

Aug. 05, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss (AP) — A teenage student was taken into custody Friday morning after bringing a loaded handgun to a south Mississippi campus. The teen, 15, is a student at Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, WLOX-TV reported. Harrison County Sheriff Troy...

Teen gets 10 years for shooting, wounding 2 at high school

Aug. 05, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A teen was sentenced Friday to 10 years behind bars for shooting and wounding two fellow students at a Virginia high school last year. A judge in Newport News, Christopher Papile, handed down a punishment that will include time in a juvenile detention...

Suicide pact may have fueled Virginia couple's 2017 slaying

Aug. 05, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va, (AP) — The shooting death of a northern Virginia couple in 2017 may have been connected to a suicide pact between the couple's daughter and her boyfriend, according to newly unsealed court papers. Nicholas Giampa, 22, of Lorton, is charged with murder in the deaths of...

Police: Girl, 8, found fatally shot, juvenile charged

Aug. 04, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland charged a juvenile Thursday in the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old girl. Baltimore County police officers were called to a home on Sherwood Road in the Towson area around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a shooting, officials said in a...

Mom of 2 slain teens testifies at ex-husband's Texas trial

Aug. 04, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The mother of two teens fatally shot in 2008 in the Dallas area told jurors Thursday that her ex-husband, who is on trial for the killings after evading arrest for over 12 years, was abusive and controlling during their marriage. When Patricia Owens was asked to...

Utah police investigating attack on gay couple as hate crime

Aug. 03, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Police said on Wednesday that an attack against a gay couple in suburban Salt Lake City is being investigated as a hate crime. Stefanie Peacock said her 18-year-old son, Christian, and his boyfriend Jacob Metcalf, also 18, were attacked just after midnight...

Teen indicted in fatal shooting at Baltimore intersection

Aug. 02, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a 15-year-old boy accused in the fatal shooting of a motorist who confronted the teen and others who were cleaning windshields for cash at a downtown Baltimore intersection, the state's attorney's office said Tuesday. The teen is charged...

Hearing set for 2 teens in pastor's killing in Memphis

Aug. 02, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A hearing has been set for two youths who may be charged as adults in the carjacking and fatal shooting of a United Methodist Church leader in Memphis, Tennessee. A Juvenile Court judge on Monday set a Sept. 12 hearing for two 15-year-old boys charged with...

2 Chicago-area teens charged in arson at shuttered resort

Jul. 29, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — Two teenagers have been charged with arson for allegedly setting a May fire at a shuttered suburban Chicago resort that took firefighters a full day to extinguish. The two boys face charges of arson, burglary, criminal damage to property and three counts of...

Cyclists arrested for assault, disrupting traffic in NC city

Jul. 27, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Five bicycle riders have been arrested in a North Carolina city for disrupting traffic, and police said one of the cyclists was accused of assault. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in a tweet on Tuesday that the five cyclists — ages 39, 29, 19, 17 and 15...