Gas theft results in multiple charges

MATTOON -- A Charleston man faces multiple charges after allegedly stealing gasoline. 20-year old David Welton was arrested Wednesday just after midnight in the 3200-block of Broadway.

Police say he stole the fuel from Casey's on Charleston Avenue, then fled from police in his car, then on foot. Authorities say they found a handgun, ammunition and drug paraphernalia on Welton when he was taken into custody. Charges range from felony theft to unlawful possession of a firearm.

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