Two West Frankfort Men Jailed on Theft/Burglary Charges

Benton – Two West Frankfort men are behind bars on theft and burglary charges. According to a release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a reported theft in rural Benton on September 17th where the property owner had confronted two males who then fled the area in a truck with stolen property. The property owner was able to follow the truck and provide deputies with both a description of the vehicle and the license plate number. When the truck was located, Vincent Rankin and Seth Petkas were arrested in possession of the stolen property. They are being held in the Franklin County Jail on charges of felony theft and burglary