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Teen Is Suspect in Two Crimes

Posted March 24, 2008

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— A Halifax County teen was jailed after investigations linked him to two recent crimes.

Kehaad Cornelius Hawkins, 16, is charged in the theft of computers and accessories from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Office on March 11 and in an incident of vandalism in the Halifax County judge's chambers.

Hawkins was placed under a $10,000 bond and is due to appear in court on April 23.

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  • Dr. Dataclerk Mar 25, 2008

    A lot times parents let the child get away with stuff and take up for them when they are little and when they becomes teenagers it becomes: he/she did not mean to do it. All kinds of excuses instead of being the parent. Many do not know how and don't want to learn if taught. Parents are responsible for their children; right or wrong.

  • 215born910raised Mar 25, 2008

    Why so quick to charge the parents? You don't know his up bringing, you're assuming its bad. There would be a lot good parents with tarnished records if they did that. At the end of the day 16 year old is going to do what he wants to do. No matter how he was raised. He's not 8, 10, or even 12. He's old enough to deal with his consequences by his self.

  • iamforjustice Mar 25, 2008

    This is a 16 year old kid. His identity should have been withheld. He is still a minor and innocent until proven guilty.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Mar 25, 2008

    I am beginning to understand something. Charge the parents, because in my opinion, being underage they the parents should have known where he is and what he is doing. This young man is headed for prison. He did wrong but I feel he needs better parents. Lock the parents up for a few years in prison and find a good foster home and help him. If the courts start charging the parents maybe we will not see so much crime committed by young underage people.

  • parr4246 Mar 24, 2008

    charge the parents too............only 16 and already doing things this bad, go ahead an lock him up and let the state support him behind bars, cause that's sure where he headed with a record like this............!!!!!

  • djofraleigh Mar 24, 2008

    This kid is going to get it, if he did it. Going off in the judge's chambers is a no no and if he will do that to a judge, then he will do it to anyone, anywhere. See him when he is 18.