Four men from Smethport were charged in connection with a theft that took place at a Keating Township camp on August 20th.
According to court reports, 50-year-old Michael Isadore and 28-year-old Colby McKeirnan allegedly took several pistols, ammunition, a cast iron frying pan, and a game camera from the camp located on Kent Hollow Road. Berry and Bryan Austin own the camp. Isadore and McKeirnan were allegedly caught stealing the items on a trail camera. In addition, 34-year-old Kevin Caldwell and 51-year-old Theodore Pearson III were charged in connection with the theft. The trail camera also allegedly captured all four men riding an ATV to the camp.
McKeirnan and Isadore both face the following charges: Burglary – Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, a 1st degree felony; Crim Tres-Break Into Structure, a 2nd degree felony; Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Prop, a 2nd degree felony; and Receiving Stolen Property, a 2nd degree felony. McKeirnan also faces an Unsworn Falsification to Authorities charge. Caldwell and Pearson were both charged with Crim Tres-Break Into Structure. Pearson was also charged with Trespass By Mot Veh. The charges were filed in Magisterial District Court 48-3-02.
The preliminary arraignment for all four men was on Monday, September 19th in front of Magisterial District Judge William K. Todd. McKeirnan, Isadore, Pearson, and Caldwell are met their $10,000 bails. Their preliminary hearing is on September 29th, 2016, at 8:30 p.m, also in front of Magisterial District Judge William K. Todd. Please remember that the accused are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.