CENTER POINT -- Burglars took nearly $1,000 worth of lottery tickets and more than $200 worth of cigarettes from the Center Point Country Junction overnight.
At about 1:42 a.m. today, the Clay County Sheriff's Department received a report of a burglar alarm at the store, located at the intersection of state roads 59 and 46.
Clay City Town Marshal Terry Skaggs and Deputy Sgt. Rob Gambill initially responded to the call. When Skaggs arrived at the business, he saw a red car traveling eastbound, running the stop sign at the intersection. He also saw that glass on the front door was broken.
Skaggs stopped the car. Later, he and Gambill discovered items in the auto that are believed to tie the two occupants to the burglary.
Those occupants, Mark S. Lewis, 29, and Jeremiah W. Carter, 21, were arrested and charged with burglary of a business. Both are from Bowling Green, officers said, though Lewis refused to give an address.
Both men are being held in the Clay County Jail on $10,000 bond.
Lewis was on probation at the time of the crime. A petition to revoke his probation is expected to be filed.
Indiana State Police trooper Todd Brown and Clay County Sheriff's Department Reserve Deputy Dale Marrs assisted in the investigation.