The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of two runway students of the Gateway Teen Challenge Academy with charges of armed burglary on May 27.


BETHLEHEM — The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of two runway students of the Gateway Teen Challenge Academy with charges of armed burglary on May 27.



Arrested was 18-year-old Beatty Yeilding Upton and a 15-year-old male.



According to the report, the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office came out to the Bethlehem Community because someone called about knives, food, gun and other items had been taken from their home.



Deputies were already in the area looking for two students who had run away from the Gateway Teen Challenge Academy earlier that day when they found evidence that it was the two students who had stolen those items and then called out the Holmes Correctional K-9 tracking team, according the report.



After a long search the two students were found and most of the stolen items where recovered, which included the gun, according to the report.



Upton was taken to the Holmes County Jail and is awaiting first appearance.



The 15-year-old was transferred to the Bay Regional Juvenile Detention Center.



Sheriff Tim Brown would like to thank the Holmes Correctional K-9 team, the Florida Highway Patrol and the Bonifay Police Department in their help in finding the students. Sheriff Tim Brown asks that anyone with information on illegal activity call 850-547-4421 or reportacrime@holmescosheriff.org.