OREGON COUNTY -- Two Oregon County men have been charged with burglary and stealing in connection with a string of break-ins and thefts that occurred around Oregon County earlier this month.
David Atchison, 21, of Couch and Aaron McIntire, 22, of Alton were arraigned in Oregon County Associate Court last week on the charges. They remain in the Oregon County Jail.
On March 19 the two men burglarized the Lyndon Ollar home on Route 1 Koshkonong by breaking a window in the home, according to authorities.
The two men are charged with breaking in the Mark Utley home on UU Highway the same date. They are accused of stealing two firearms from the Utley residence.
The pair is also charged with breaking into and stealing two firearms from the J.E. Blankenship home in rural Oregon County.
An official with the Oregon County Sheriff's Office said more charges against both men are pending.
McIntire and Atchison are scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Oregon County Associate Circuit Court May 3.