NEW INFO: Nine High School Basketball Players Arrested

There's new information about nine members of a high school basketball team who were arrested and kicked off the team.

It happened last Friday at SouthWest Edgecombe High School. Deputies say after practice the nine players used a coach's key to get into a school concession stand and took various items.

Sheriff James Knight says video footage revealed who was responsible. In addition to being removed from the team, the nine were suspended from school for five days.

Those arrested for misdemeanor breaking, entering and larceny and possession of stolen property are:

Eric Williams, 16, of Tarboro
Duane McKesson, 16, of Pinetops
Delonta Dupree, 17, of Pinetops
Devonte Williams, 16, of Pinetops
Earnest McKinnon, 17, of Sharpsburg
TyQuavious Wooten, 16, of Macclesfield
Anthony Coley, 17, of Rocky Mount
Gerald Hinton, 17, of Pinetops

A juvenile was the ninth person charged. All were released on $500 bond.

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Authorities say nine members of the SouthWest Edgecombe High School boys basketball team have been arrested and charged with breaking and entering after an incident at the school.

The Daily Southerner of Tarboro reports that Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office says officers were called to the Pinetops school last Friday to investigate a break-in at the school and a concession stand inside the school.

The nine were charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen property. Among the nine is a juvenile. They have been released from the Edgecombe County Detention Center after being held under a $500 secured bond. It's not known if any of the nine have attorneys.

In addition, the suspects were suspended from school for five days and removed from the team.

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