By Stephanie Taylor
Four Mississippi State students arrested earlier this week are accused of stealing two watches, two commemorative coins, a raincoat and a football from the Mal Moore Athletic Facility this week.
All of the items have been recovered, according to the University of Alabama.
UA initially declined to release details about the burglary when asked Tuesday, but on Friday released a police report that listed the stolen items.
According to court documents, the four young men were caught on surveillance video breaking into the complex at 1102 Coliseum Drive at 2:17 a.m. the morning of April 4. The report indicates the suspects entered through a door and did not use force.
MSU students charged include Samuel Tanner Fittes, 21, of Columbus, Mississippi; John Thomas Badley, 20, of Laurel, Mississippi; Joel Harper Hudnall, 20, of Madison, Mississippi; and Joshua Jordan, 21, of Starkville, Mississippi.
MSU Chief communications officer Sid Salter issued a statement Wednesday afternoon, writing that “Mississippi State is cooperating with authorities in this investigation. The young men will have to bear responsibility for their actions, whatever they were. The legal process will play out. MSU doesn’t have a role in the legal process, but will monitor that process.”
All four men were charged with third-degree burglary on Monday and later released on $7,500 bond.