2 men face burglary charges in connection with Mattoon gasoline thefts

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MATTOON - The Mattoon Police Department says two men were arrested for allegedly stealing several cans of gasoline from around the city.

Mattoon police say Zachary Easter, 20, and Kaden Dedman, 18, were arrested at 9:30 a.m. on April 28.  According to a release from Mattoon police, Easter and Dedman allegedly stole 10 cans of gasoline from multiple vehicles and properties between April 18 and April 28.

Easter faces a preliminary charge of burglary to a motor vehicle, while Dedman faces a preliminary charge of burglary.  The investigation into these incidents is ongoing.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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