Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Teenagers Allegedly Admit To Sign Theft

Two Putnam County teenagers, who have allegedly admitted to stealing more than a thousand dollars worth of street signs, are now facing charges of theft.  The sheriff's department says that signs were taken from nearly a dozen intersections in late March.  Authorities say it was a Baxter police officer who notified them that he had seen a sign for Mine Lick Creek Road in the back of a vehicle at the McDonald's off of Exit 280. Deputies later stopped that vehicle and questioned the driver, who reportedly admitted to the theft and implicated another teenager.  The two were identified as 19-year-old Jerry Lindell Beckham Jr. of Baxter and 18-year-old Collin Creed Jackson of Silver Point.  They'll be in court on April 25th.