A woman, her son and her grandson have been charged with stealing cash and 20 cases of beer from a Clay County club early Thursday.
Barbara Dewberry, 52, David Hurst, 29, and James Hurst, 17, all of Mantee, are accused of burglarizing the County Line Club on Highway 50 West between midnight and 2 a.m.
Besides the beer, about $600 was reported missing, said Chief Deputy Eddie Scott with the Clay County Sheriff”s Department.
Dispatchers began receiving tips that the defendants were trying to sell beer to neighbors shortly after the burglary, Scott said.
Deputies found the trio passed out at one of their houses on George Road in Mantee on Thursday morning, he said. They drank more than 11 cases of beer after they failed to find buyers, deputies said.
The remaining cases and a small portion of the cash were recovered, Scott said.
The defendants are being held in the Clay County Jail on $15,000 bonds. They are scheduled to appear at the county”s Justice Court Complex on Aug. 5 at 9 a.m.
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