Prior conviction turns theft into felony


CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — An area man now faces felony charges after a theft. 29-year old John Staudinger was arrested Tuesday, in the 400-block of Lincoln Avenue.

Officers responded to a call for the theft of a diabetic testing kit from its owner. Police were able to quickly identify the suspect using video surveillance.

A warrant was issued for his arrest. A previous arrest and conviction for theft in Oregon elevated this case to a felony.

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