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Alleged burglars ran out of gas as deputy closed in, leading to their arrests

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – Two alleged burglars tried to flee a Worth county deputy but their vehicle ran out of gas, leading to their arrests.

On March 4, 2018 the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a suspicious vehicle call. A Worth county deputy located the vehicle parked on 460th Street and Ironwood Avenue and took off before the deputy could pull up to it. The deputy started following the vehicle and made contact with the occupants when the vehicle ran out of gas.

The driver, identified as 20-year-old Joshua Teeter of Mason City was arrested for driving while suspended. Upon further investigation, Joshua Teeter and another occupant of the vehicle, 19-year-old Channing Greer, were both charged with third-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit a felony, both class D felonies. Both men remain incarcerated in the Worth county jail at this time, pending court appearances.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected to be filed. The Worth County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Mason City Police Department.



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