OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said Jan. 10 that his office has arrested three people responsible for the break-in and theft that occurred at Indian Country Junction on Dec. 20.
Ward said the owners of the business, Steve and Linda Dexter, discovered the break-in when they arrived to open the store early Dec. 20.
Arrested were Mary Numally, 29, of Alton, Cody Davis, 17, of Alton and a juvenile, 15, also from Alton.
Ward said Numally was charged with felony stealing, and Davis and the juvenile have been charged with felony burglary and stealing.
Ward said entry to the business was gained by throwing a rock through a front window and breaking it. Indian Country Junction is located at the intersection of EE Highway and Highway 142 East.
The sheriff said numerous items were taken in the burglary, including cigarettes, tobacco products, candy, potato chips, ice cream and an ashtray from Las Vegas that Dexter's mother had given him.
Ward said the ashtray and some of the other items have been recovered.
Numally posted a $4,900 bond and was released from jail. Davis also posted a $4,900 bond. Both will be in Oregon County Circuit Court later this month for arraignment.
Ward said the juvenile was turned over to juvenile authorities.
The sheriff's office also solved another break-in last week, Ward said. The Spotted Goose, formerly a bed and breakfast located on Main Street in Thomasville, was broken into in mid-December.
Ward said he arrested Keith Eaves, 17, of Alton on charges of felony burglary and stealing.
Ward said three juveniles, two from Alton and one from Birch Tree, were also taken into custody in connection with the break-in.
Ward said lamps, a rifle, clock, DVD player, jewelry, safe and camera were taken in the burglary.
The sheriff said many of the stolen items have been recovered. The Spotted Goose belongs to Mike Brown of Thomasville.
Eaves posted a bond of $2,500 and is scheduled to be arrainged in Oregon County Circuit Court later this month.