juniors of East Cobb have entered a pretrial diversion program after being arrested in November and charged with three counts of use and possession of a destructive device.
If completed successfully, they will have their records expunged or destroyed.
The Pretrial Intervention Program, or PTI, is designed for first-time offenders of nonviolent crimes. This system allows the defendant to be diverted from court and enter into a program consisting of counseling, education, community service work, restitution, drug testing and prison tours.
The goal of this program is to give first-time offenders a second chance. Offenders may participate in this program only one time.
Both boys were charged with two counts of use and possession of a destructive device in the city of Clover and one count of the same charge in the incident outside the city at the empty house. Each count is a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison, the Clover police said.
Wallace was also charged with a misdemeanor charge of possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Wallace had two packages of synthetic marijuana in a pants pocket, police reported. Officers also found a glass pipe used to smoke marijuana during a search of the boys' vehicle.
Denning played tennis for Wheeler, and Wallace played baseball for the school.