Former Brewer Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Burglary

Jeremy Jarvis, 14, in court to face Wii theft charges

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    Jeremy Jarvis, in court to face burglary charges on June 16, 2010.

    The teen boy who was arrested and later released for his role in the burning attack on Mikey Brewer was in court Wednesday to face burglary and grand theft charges.

    Jeremy Jarvis, 14, pleaded not guilty in a Broward courtroom to the charges stemming from his arrest in June. Jarvis had been placed on house arrest and released into his mother's custody. He's due back in court in October.

    His older brother, Denver, has been charged with the attempted murder of Brewer in the brutal Oct. 12 attack, but he was released last November after prosecutors declined to press charges against him.

    "I Pray for Mikey's Speedy Recovery"

    [MI] "I Pray for Mikey's Speedy Recovery"
    Jeremy Jarvis says he is praying for burn victim Michael Brewer and his big brother, Denver, who is in jail for the attack.

    The younger Jarvis is accused of breaking into a Pompano Beach home to steal a Nintendo Wii, according to a police report.

    According to the report, Jarvis and another suspect were attempting to break into the home on the 1900 block of Northeast 53rd Court on the evening of May 24 when a motion-activated camera caught the two in the act.

    Jarvis Family on "Today"

    [MI] Jarvis Family on "Today"
    Sherry Jarvis and son Jeremy talk about the Michael Brewer incident on the "Today" show.

    The home's owner, who wasn't there at the time of the burglary, was able to recognize Jarvis in the surveillance video.

    Police confronted Jarvis, who admitted to taking part in the burglary in front of his mother, according to the report.

    Jeremy Jarvis was one of five teens originally charged with the burning of Brewer outside a Deerfield Beach apartment complex in a dispute over a video game. Brewer suffered burns on over 60 percent of his body and spent months in the hospital before he was allowed to go home.

    Denver Jarvis and Matthew Bent, both 15, and 16-year-old Jesus Mendez have all been in jail since the attack, awaiting trial.