Mt. Vernon Couple Arrested in Connection to Franklin Co. Theft

A Mt. Vernon couple is behind bars in Franklin County after a reported theft in rural Sesser. A release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office states that 47-year-old Christine Whitlock and her husband, 46-year old David Whitlock were arrested in connection to an incident reported on Tuesday, when items were discovered to be stolen from a storage unit. Deputies were able to make the arrest with help from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Whitlock’s were charged with burglary and two counts of theft. Many of the stolen items have been recovered.