John Franklin, Jr.

WHARTON - A Bim man was charged with felony entry of building other than a dwelling after a theft occurred on the property of the Wharton Fire Department.

On July 29, John Franklin Jr., 49, of Bim was charged after video surveillance allegedly showed him leaving the Wharton Fire Department generator building with tools and a tool box.

According to the report prepared by Sgt. B.G. Browning, the defendant admitted to Boone County Sheriff Randall White that he did break into the structure and gave White the location of the items he had stolen.

As of CVN print deadline, Franklin Jr. was held in the Southwestern Regional Jail on a $250 cash only bond.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at pperry@hdmediallc.com or at 304-307-2403.