Man Arrested, Confesses to Hartford Schools Break-in

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A Huntington man was arrested for the Tuesday morning break-in at Hartford Public Schools.

Aaron Rogers, 22, was arrested Tuesday night by Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck and deputy Michael Abshere on Sandstone Drive in Huntington. Rogers faces two felony charges of criminal mischief and one felony charge of commercial burglary, and he confessed to the break-in, said Lt. Allen Marx of the sheriff's office.

Rogers was booked into Sebastian County Detention Center on $20,000 bond. He has a court appearance Nov. 14 in Greenwood.

The incident happened at approximately 4 a.m. Tuesday when a suspect broke into the high school, elementary school and agriculture building, said Marx. Once inside, the suspect broke into the high school principal's office and a coach's office.

Marx said some cash and other items were thought to be stolen, and the buildings sustained extensive damage that included broken windows. The suspect was caught on surveillance video.