Shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 25th, Mason City Police Officers were called to Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery on 4th Street SW in Mason City to take a theft report.
Four local men had eaten meals at the business and left without paying. Kee Wheeler, age 19, of 519 4 Street NE in Mason City was arrested for theft in the 5th degree (not over $200) and taken to Cerro Gordo County Jail.
Police were able to find the other three suspects together a couple hours later. Arrested were: Colton Theilen, age 18; Hunter Arends, age 18; and William Fetner, age 23. All claimed to have no permanent address. The three were taken to Cerro Gordo County Jail and charged with theft in the 5th degree (not over $200).
Hunter Arends posted a $300 cash surety bond a short time after being booked into jail.
Kee Wheeler and William Fetner were released Monday morning pending further court proceedings.
Colton Theilen was held for a $5000 bond for violation of a release agreement in a felony 2nd degree theft case he pled guilty to on August 29th, 2011 in Cerro Gordo County District Court.
In that case, Colton Theilen allegedly, stole several items from a residence that belonged to a member of the armed forces while he was deployed oversees. Theilen is scheduled for sentencing in the felony theft case on October 10th at 10 a.m. in Cerro Gordo County District Court. Theft in the 2nd degree involves $1000 to $10,000 dollars in property. Those convicted of a class D felony can receive up to five years in prison and up to a $7500 dollar fine.
Colton Theilen still faces further court proceedings in his most recent theft case.
Subject are innocent until proven guilty.