FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb­ru­ary 10, 2015

Two Men Charged with Bur­glary of Business

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Floyd E. Bur­ton (DOB 1/1/1988) of Jones­boro and Stephen R. Bean (DOB 8/7/1992) of Anna have each been indict­ed by the Union Coun­ty Grand Jury on one (1) count of Bur­glary, a Class 2 Felony, one (1) count of Crim­i­nal Dam­age to Prop­er­ty, a Class 4 Felony and one (1) count of Theft, a Class A Mis­de­meanor.  The two were arrest­ed fol­low­ing a Jones­boro Police inves­ti­ga­tion regard­ing the bur­glary of the Jones­boro Onestop in the ear­ly morn­ing hours of Jan­u­ary 31, 2015.  The Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office and Illi­nois State Police Crime Scene assist­ed with the inves­ti­ga­tion.  Both men are being held in the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro.  Bur­ton is being held on a $50,000.00 bond and Bean is being held on a $20,000.00 bond.

The Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the pub­lic that charges are not evi­dence of guilt.  A defen­dant is pre­sumed inno­cent and is enti­tled to a fair tri­al in which the gov­ern­ment has the bur­den of prov­ing guilt beyond a rea­son­able doubt.

Media: Please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any avail­able book­ing photographs.