Suspects caught on film, turn selves in

Knox County gas thieves

Two individuals identified in photos of a fuel theft at a farm in rural Hurdland turned themselves in to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Betty Campbell, the property owner, released the surveillance photos to the police and shared them on Facebook in an effort to find the suspects.

Shawn Bertrand, 17, and Austin Martin, 17, told deputies that Jay Gann, 35, cut the locks off of the farm owner's fuel tanks and kicked in the door to a nearby machine shed in order to turn on the tanks.

They also reported that Gann allegedly filled seven ten gallon fuel cans.

Gann was arrested on a warrant for felony stealing and burglary and a misdemeanor charge of property damage and is being held on a $20,000 cash only bond.

No charges have been filed against Bertrand and Martin.

All three suspects are residents of Clarence, Missouri.