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Two men arrested after they try to enter Lexington school

Two men were arrested Wednesday after they attempted to enter Sandersville Elementary School in north Lexington, then fled and crashed a car into a home’s garage door.
Two men were arrested Wednesday after they attempted to enter Sandersville Elementary School in north Lexington, then fled and crashed a car into a home’s garage door. gkocher1@herald-leader.com

Lexington police arrested two men Wednesday after they tried to enter Sandersville Elementary School, then fled and crashed a car into a home’s garage door.

Jordan Render, 19, and Eric P. Scott, 20, were charged with burglary, fleeing and evading police, and criminal mischief, Sgt. Ann Welch, a police spokesman, said, adding that more charges might be filed,.

At 1:40 p.m., Sandersville Elementary called police about two men who had approached the school’s front doors. As the men made contact with people inside, they “made some unusual statements about wanting to enroll in classes there,” Welch said.

The two were not allowed into the school, but as they were turned away the men tried to enter through other locked doors, Welch said. “That’s what really raised suspicion” and caused school officials to call police, Welch said.

When police got there, the men had gotten into a blue Saturn and were starting to leave. Police tried to stop the vehicle, but the car did not stop.

The ensuing pursuit ended with the Saturn crashing into the garage door of a house on Movado Court, a cul-de-sac about a mile north of the school. Apparently no one was in the house at the time. The two men ran from the car into the garage and into the house, and officers caught the men as they came out the back door.

Police also learned that the men threw something into a storm drain at the school. “It appears that what was dropped in there was money,” Welch said. She said she did not know the amount.

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