DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - The youngest suspect arrested -- but never charged -- in the Michael Brewer burning case pleaded not guilty to burglary and grand theft Wednesday in juvenile court.
Jeremy Jarvis, 14, was accompanied at the hearing by his mother and his attorney.
Jarvis is accused of breaking into a family friend's Pompano Beach home May 24 to steal a video game system.
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The victim told detectives Jarvis and another teenager broke into his house to steal a Nintendo Wii system valued at $200, according to an arrest report.
Jeremy Jarvis admitted taking part in the theft, the report said.
Circuit Judge Michael Orlando scheduled the case for a change of plea Oct. 11.
Both sides are working to resolve the case without a trial.
Last October, Jeremy Jarvis, his brother Denver, and three other teens were arrested after Brewer, 15, was splashed with rubbing alcohol and set afire at a Deerfield Beach parking lot.
Jeremy Jarvis and a 16-year-old boy were eventually released without charges being filed.
Denver Jarvis, Matthew Bent and Jesus Mendez remain jailed on attempted murder charges.
Brewer survived by jumping into a nearby swimming pool. He spent months rehabilitating at Jackson memorial Hospital Burn Cente
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