Four Charged in Burglary and Arson Case in Taylor County

Three men are charged after investigators say they stole a truck, burglarized some cabins, and then started the truck on fire.

19-year-old Justin Eichelt, 18-year-old Jeffrey Giegerich and 26-year-old Terry Lukes are charged with burglary, arson, criminal damage to property, and more than 30 counts of theft.

Taylor County District Attorney, Karl Kelz, says the three stole a truck near Thorp and drove to some cabins in Taylor County. Kelz says the men stole an ATV, hunting items, and other items from one of the cabins and damaged another. They then used the truck to destroy a shed before starting the truck on fire.

The D.A. says 27-year-old David Tomczak kept the stolen items. He's charged with receiving stolen property.

The D.A. says the crimes happened in 2007 but investigators just broke the case last month.


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