Two Newton men face several felony counts of theft after the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office searched a home on Monday. Douglas Krier and Keith Stephen are both charged with three counts of second-degree theft, possession of stolen property, and on-going criminal conduct. Officers found over 20-thousand dollars in stolen property at the Beltline Drive home. The property had been stolen during three recent burglaries. A large amount of construction equipment recovered has been identified by victims of the thefts. Additionally, a stockpile of high dollar tools and equipment was discovered. A search for the rightful owners is underway. Krier and Stephen are being held in the Jasper County Jail. This morning, the county magistrate set their bond at 75-thousand dollars each.
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