Teens charged after windows shot out

October 16, 2009 10:03:58 AM PDT
Police are looking for a third teen, accused of shooting out car windows in the Atascocita area. Last night, two other teens charged with the same crime were taken into custody and they could face a judge as early as today. [PHOTOS: See the damage done in Atascocita]

Deputies say this 24-hour crime spree did more than $24,000 worth of damage to people's property.

Police say 17-year-old Dillon Andrews, 18-year olds Joseph Rayford, and Justin Herrin used pellet guns and BBs to shoot out windows on more than 100 cars in northeast Harris County last weekend. According to Pecinct 4 deputies, the young men would drive around shooting parked cars and then graduated to shooting at moving vehicles, too.

"Co2 pistols are charged with Co2 gas, which shoots that projectile out at a higher velocity and when they start shooting at moving vehicles, vehicles moving at them, it could be deadly," said Assistant Chief Deputy Woody Mitchell with the Precinct 4 Constable's Office.

They got caught when one of the victims noticed the three driving down FM 1960 with a window rolled down in the rain. Suddenly, they struck that person's vehicle. The victim got a picture of the license plate and authorities arrested them last night.

All three teenagers are charged with felony criminal mischief. Two of them are being held on $5,000 bond. Police are still looking for the third.

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