Two Arrested in Knox on Theft Charges

Two residents were recently arrested by Knox City Police officers after the pair allegedly stole items from four different stores in Knox.

On Saturday, February 18th, Hiram Noble called police to report his cell phone was stolen and gave the names of Jeffery Levi Knoebel and Jeremiah Johnson as suspects. The next day, police received a call from an employee at the Next Door Food Store that Knoebel and Johnson just left the establishment without paying for items. Police caught up with them at Dollar General in downtown Knox.

The cashier there said they were trying to return items without a receipt. The officer spoke to Knoebel who allegedly told police that they took the items from Walgreens. They also reportedly admitted to stealing items from CVS and Noble’s cell phone the day before this incident.

After an investigation, police learned that they had stolen various items from CVS, Walgreens, the Next Door Food Store and Dollar General. Jeffery Levi Knoebel, 19, of Winamac, was arrested on five preliminary counts of Theft, a Class D Felony. Jeremiah Johnson, 24, of Knox, was arrested on four preliminary counts of Theft, a Class D Felony and another felony charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.