On Friday, February 15, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the burglary of the Thoele Mobil Gas Station along the first block of South Highway 47, in Lincoln County. Store employee told detectives she arrived at work to find the glass door busted open.
Based on store inventory, the employee was able to determine cigarettes, cigars and bottles of alcohol were taken. The next morning, detectives received a phone call from the patrol division saying 17-year-old Jon Gannon, of Troy, was in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office and wanted to turn himself in for the burglary.
Gannon told detectives he and 17-year-old Devin McCollum, of Troy, drove to Hawk Point looking for a gas station to burglarize. According to Gannon, McCollum busted the glass door of the gas station and made entry. Both of them took cigarettes and bottles of liquor and fled the scene.
Detectives arrested McCollum a short time late and during his interview McCollum confessed to his involvement in the burglary.
Gannon is charged with two counts of Second Degree Burglary and two counts of Stealing. Gannon is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail. The Honorable Judge James Beck set bond at $15,000 cash only. Other conditions of bond may apply.
McCollum is charged with two counts of Second Degree Burglary and two counts of Stealing. McCollum is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail. The Honorable Judge James Beck set bond at $15,000 cash only. Other conditions of bond may apply.