Three arrested for theft in Franklin County

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has made three arrests in connection with a series of burglaries and thefts that happened over the past week. Sheriff Don Jones says 20-year-old Seth W. Powell of Benton is charged with one count of burglary and felony theft, 18-year-old Austin L. Alderson of Benton is charged with three counts of burglary and four counts of theft and a 17-year-old juvenile is charged with three counts of burglary, three counts of felony theft and one misdemeanor count. Jones says the burglaries took place at the Eastern Township building, an excavating business and a salvage business in rural Akin. Stolen items include chainsaws, hand tools, propane tanks and vehicle batteries. Some items have been recovered. Powell and Alderson are being held in the Franklin County Jail. The juvenile is being held in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center. The Franklin County State’s Attorney’s office is reviewing the case.