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June 6, 2013

Three charged in shotgun, chainsaw thefts from Union Beagle Club

— LEWISBURG — Three men are in the Union County Jail, each charged with five felony counts stemming from the thefts of two chainsaws and a shotgun from the Union Beagle Club.

State police at Milton also recovered a towable camper and a sawed-off shotgun with its serial number filed off when they arrested David Gockley and Joseph Derr, both 18 and of Lewisburg, who were camping on property near the club.

They later arrested Matthew Gordon, 20, of Milton, who earlier had told police he had information about the thefts, according to the affidavit filed in Union County Court.

The three were arraigned Monday by District Judge Jeffrey Mensch, Mifflinburg, and sent to the county lockup in lieu of $100,000 bail each.

All three face two felony counts of burglary, plus one felony count each of conspiracy, theft and receiving stolen property. They also each face a summary offense of criminal mischief.

Two Stihl chainsaws and a camouflaged Mossberg semi-automatic, 12-gauge shotgun were reported stolen after 2 p.m. May 30 from buildings on the Union Beagle Club property in Kelly Township, according to state police.

At about 8 a.m. Monday, state police came upon a campsite near the club where they arrested Derr and Gockley and recovered the shotgun and one chainsaw.

On Sunday, Gordon had told state police he had information about the club burglary and told them Derr and Gockley had a stolen camper set up on his father’s property near the club.

After his arrest, Derr told police Gordon and Gockley committed the burglary and stole the camper as well. The camper’s owner is not known.

Gordon voluntarily met with police Monday and brought the other chainsaw with him, troopers said.

Preliminary hearings for all three are set for July 11 before District Judge Leo S. Armbruster, Lewisburg.

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