2 charged in LaBrae High trespassing incident

Staff report


Two men were arraigned in Warren Municipal Court on Friday on one misdemeanor charge each of criminal trespassing, for entering LaBrae High School early Thursday without permission.

Bond was set at $5,000 personal recognizance for Kurt L. Pitcher, 25, of Nottingham Road and Billy R. Morrow Jr., 21, of Park Drive, Niles, during their hearings.

Personal recognizance means the defendant doesn’t have to pay any money to be released.

Both men entered innocent pleas. Pitcher was released, while Morrow is wanted in Illinois on a probation violation and most likely was going to remain in the Trumbull County jail, court officials said.

Warren Township police arrested Pitcher, Morrow and two 15-year-old Warren boys Thursday morning as they tried to leave the school in a red car.

School officials said a teacher noticed three young men in the building who didn’t go to school there at 7:35 a.m. before school started.

The teacher notified an administrator, and the two approached the young men, who then fled.

The building went into lockdown for 90 minutes while police searched the building, but nothing was found, and no one was injured.

Criminal trespassing carries a possible jail sentence of 30 days.

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