Thursday, July 9, 2015

3 Marion men charged with Salem theft

Three Crittenden County men have been arrested in connection with the theft of a homemade utility trailer last month from a Salem parking lot.

According to Chief Deputy Devin Brewer of the Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Chris A. Fitzgerald, 46, Chris M. Fitzgerald, 25, and Charles Walker, 47, have each been charged with one count of theft by unlawful taking under $500, which is a Class A misdemeanor. All three men are residents of Marion.

The utility trailer, which was used for the collection of recycled goods, was reportedly stolen June 29 from the parking lot of Salem Food Market. Video footage of the crime showed the theft occurred at 3:15 a.m.

The trailer was recovered by Livingston County Sheriff Bobby Davidson and Crittenden County Sheriff's Deputy Ray Agent. The trailer was located hidden behind trees on the Fitzgerald property on Frances in Crittenden County. It has been returned to its owner, Darrell Todd of Marion.

Both Fitzgerald subjects were lodged in McCracken County Jail. Walker was lodged in Crittenden County Detention Center.

Additional charges may be forthcoming.