Locals arrested for theft


January 10, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Three suspects are in jail after being arrested Monday for reportedly stealing a handgun from West Side Bait Shop, 509 West St.

Allen County Sheriff Tom Williams said Iolans Timothy Vest and Eric Schommer and Casey Jasper of Chanute were arrested after deputies were called to the bait shop, just outside city limits on West Street, at about 11 a.m. Monday.

According to Undersheriff Bryan Murphy, the three had been inside the bait shop, attempting to purchase a gun, and acting erratically enough to prompt store employees to call police.