PAXTON — Two teenagers remained jailed Thursday on felony charges in connection with a burglary at a Paxton church and an attempted break-in at a local restaurant.
Paxton police on Wednesday arrested Wayne A. Yeary, 18, of Loda, and Frank A. Zamiar Jr., 19, of Paxton.
Each was charged in Ford County Circuit Court with one count of burglary to a place of worship, a Class 1 felony, and one count of attempted burglary, a Class 3 felony.
Bond was set at $75,000 for Zamiar and $20,000 for Yeary.
In court this week, public defenders were appointed to represent them, and preliminary hearings were set for Oct. 8.
Paxton police said in court documents that on Sept. 26 an attempted burglary occurred at Just Hamburgers and a burglary at Full Gospel Christian Fellowship Church.
At Just Hamburgers, police found pry marks and two shoe prints on the door.
According to police, a confidential source said Zamiar stole two laptop computers from Full Gospel Chrisitian Fellowship Church and Grace Baptist Church in Paxton.
On Wednesday, while police were attempting to make contact with Yeary, an officer saw in the back of Yeary's pickup truck a pair of boots, and the pattern on their soles appeared to match the prints found at Just Hambugers.
Police said that Yeary later admitted he was present at both the burglary at Full Gospel and the attempted burglary at Just Hambugers.