JCSO Arrests Two In Connection To Franklin County Coal Mine Burglary

(MT. VERNON, IL) – Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies have made an arrest in response to an April 17, 2017, burglary at the Franklin County Coal Mine, also known as Consolidated Coal Company on Emerson City Road in Scheller. On Friday, after a thorough investigation with assistance from Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Sesser Police Department, two subjects were taken into custody. Authorities arrested 36 year old Robert Gifford, 3and 35 year old Jennifer Gifford, both of Sesser and charged both with burglary and theft over $500. The Giffords were transported to the Jefferson County Justice Center, where they remain incarcerated awaiting their next court date or the posting of bond. Both subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.