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Arrest made in connection with burglaries in McDonough and Adams counties

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MACOMB (WGEM) — McDonough County Sheriff Nick Petitgout reported the arrest of a Virginia, Illinois, man for burglaries in McDonough and Adams counties.

Petitgout stated on Thursday ay 12:30 p.m. the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office and the Macomb Police Department located Glenn Cline Jr. and Calley Merriman at the CVS Pharmacy in Jacksonville, Illinois. Cline and Merriman were in possession of a stolen enclosed trailer from Adams County. 

During a search of the vehicle detectives located stolen property from a storage shed in rural McDonough County.  The property was identified by the victim and Glenn Cline was taken into custody.

Cline and Merriman were transported to the Jacksonville Police Department.  Merriman was later released.  It was suspected that Cline burglarized several storage sheds in Macomb and rural McDonough County Thursday morning.  More charges are pending.

Cline is being held in the McDonough County Jail in lieu of bond.  Cline was charged with four counts of Burglary and one count of Theft Over $500.00.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Jacksonville Police Department, and the Macomb Police Department assisted in the investigation.

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