Breaking and entering suspect arrested
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young male accused of breaking into a home in Nu’uuli four months ago, and who managed to get away before the occupants woke up and saw him, was arrested last month and charged.
During his arrest, officers discovered illegal drugs in his possession. The defendant, Anthony Faavae made his initially appearance in Court last month.
The government has filed two separate criminal cases against Faavae.
In the first case, he is charged with one count of unlawful possession of meth and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana, both unclassified felonies, punishable by a term of imprisonment from 5-10 years, a fine of up to $20,000, or both; along with one count of 1st degree burglary, a class B felony, punishable by a term of imprisonment of not less than five years nor more than fifteen years; along with one count of endangering the welfare of a child, one count of underage drinking and one count of trespass, all class A misdemeanors.
In the second case, Faavae is charged with stealing and burglary, both class C felonies, punishable by a term of imprisonment of not less than five years nor more than fifteen years, along with one count of property damage in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment of up to one year, a fine of up to $1,000, or both.
Bail is set at $20,000.
Preliminary examination was held this week, details when they become available.