Two Students Accused Of Stealing iPads From Decatur High School

DECATUR (KFSM) -- Two students are facing charges after being accused of stealing iPads from Decatur High School, according to the Decatur Police Department.

An officer was dispatched to the high school Thursday (Feb.1) in reference to a breaking and entering report that at first was only in the gym, according to the probable cause affidavit.

A total of three iPads, medication, and a wallet were all reported stolen.

Joseph Cordova, 18, confessed to the breaking and entering of Decatur High School and stealing three of the iPads, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit states that Cordova told Police the second suspect, Dylan Wells, 18, also stole items from the school.

Wells was taken in for questioning but did not confess to the crime and walked out the door, according to the affidavit. He was later arrested and taken into custody.

Decatur Police Chief Joe Savage said they did recover the three iPads but not the money.

"Both of the boys were well known to us. Our Officers spotted them in a pawn shop. Upon entering the pawn shop he questioned them and asked them to come back to the police department and one of the boys confessed," he said.

Cordova and Wells are both facing charges of commercial burglary and theft of property. They are also facing charges of first-degree criminal mischief after the school had to change all of the locks, costing about $3,000.

Cordova was released on a $2,500 bond due to honesty, the affidavit states.

Wells is being held at the Benton County Jail on a $75,000 bond.