Two individuals have been arrested for entering the Pana Walmart on August 29th and removing numerous items through an emergency exit door and into a waiting van without paying. Pana Chief of Police Daniel Bland spoke with Regional Radio News about the issue, and said how a request for the public’s help lead to information that helped bring two brothers who recently moved from Texas to Taylorville into custody.
Those two suspects were 31 year old Lonnie R. Wilkerson and 24 year old Gary R. Hayes Jr., both of Taylorville. Chief Bland said how the department utilizing the media to get the information to the public lead to a quick turnaround on the case.
The Pana PD wanted to thank the Taylorville Police Department, Christian County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in the investigation, along with the media and support of the general public who expressed tremendous interest in assisting Law Enforcement with the case.