Franklin County Drug and Theft Investigation Leads to Multiple Arrests

West Frankfort – Eight Franklin County residents are facing theft charges after an investigation that resulted in 43 criminal charges being filed throughout Franklin County. According to a release from the West Frankfort Police Department, Benajmin Mikutis, Robert Massey and Larry Duncan were all brought in last week. Four others – Richard Newton, Matthew Doss, Ryan Bearden and Gayla Johnston-Williams have also been taken into custody. Police are still searching for Benjamin McGee, who goes by “Benjie.” Anyone with information on McGee’s whereabouts is asked to contact the West Frankfort Police Department at 937-3502.