FAIRMONT — A Shinnston man and a Worthington man have been charged with receiving or transferring stolen goods after they allegedly were seen by law enforcement carrying a stolen welder and two tool kits recently on a road in Marion County, according to criminal complaints.
The court papers state that Johnathon Dale Keller, 32, of 166 Sunshine Valley Dr., Shinnston and Stephen Wesley Vangilder, 29, of 58 Ashford Ct., Worthington face the felony offenses.
According to the complaints, a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff's Office and others responded June 17 to Fix Automotive at 4070 Freedom Highway for a breaking and entering complaint.
While responding, Marion County 911 said a chief deputy with the sheriff's office had identified two men, Stephen W. Vangilder and Johnathon D. Keller, allegedly carrying a welder and two tool kits at the entrance of Hess Road, the complaints state.
According to the court papers, those items were later allegedly positively identified by the owner of the business as stolen from his business, Fix Automotive.
The business owner said he had personally observed both men near his shop before finding it had been broken into.
According to the court papers, Vangilder and Keller both allegedly told deputies they had found the items in the weeds near the business on their way home.
Court records show bail was set at $20,000 for each man. Vangilder is in North Central Regional Jail. At press time, Keller was not shown as an inmate in the jail records.