Finegan '14 and Wells '14 appear in court for Mod burglaries

Jeffrey Finegan ’14 and Carter Wells ’14 appeared at the Union County Courthouse in Lewisburg Thursday morning for a preliminary hearing, facing charges of criminal trespassing, receiving stolen property, and burglary.
The pair is accused of breaking into several student residencies in Bucknell West and removing textbooks, laptop computers, and other items in late February. They had already succeeded in selling some of the items online after they were turned in by fellow Delta Upsilon Brothers. Finegan was the president of the fraternity and the president of the junior class in the Bucknell Student Government, positions he has since resigned.
Finegan spoke directly to the judge with his attorney at his side; Wells stood quietly as his counsel spoke for him.  They both waived their right to a preliminary hearing, and will stand trial at a later date.

At the time of the break-ins, Finegan was on probation for underage drinking charges that had occurred previously. As a result of violating the probation period, he will be facing these charges again.

The stolen laptops, which Wells admitted to dumping next to a dumpster behind the Kohl’s department store in Selinsgrove, have not been found, Public Safety Chief Stephen Barilar said.
The pair have yet to conclude their formal procedures with the University, according to Dean of Students Susan Lantz.

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