2 in custody during alleged catalytic converter theft

Todd Palmer and Matthew Lee
Todd Palmer and Matthew Lee(McLean County Jail)
Published: Oct. 6, 2022 at 5:03 PM CDT
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DOWNS (25 News Now) - Two people were taken into custody during an alleged in-progress theft of a catalytic convertor.

The McLean County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to reports of a report of a theft in progress off a church vehicle.

The sheriff’s office says Todd Palmer was taken into custody and Matthew Lee was taken into custody after fleeing.

Both are facing preliminary charges of theft of motor vehicle parts and resisting/obstructing a peace officer.

Formal charges are pending.

A third adult was also detained and is pending further investigation.