NEWTON — Two individuals were arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing more than $11,000 in tools and power equipment.
Travis L. Fore, 39, of Charleston, and Johnny C. Negron 46, of Salem, were arrested after tools and power equipment were stolen from Prairie Ridge State Natural Area south of Newton on April 19. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office and Illinois Conservation Police investigated the scene and arrested Negron and Fore on Thursday.
Authorities have recovered the stolen property and continue to investigate the incident.
Fore and Negron will be in court on Tuesday.