Two charged in restaurant burglary
David Lee Brown, 19, of Towanda and Xavier Reed Lyon, 20, of Troy have been charged in a June burglary of the Harkness Family Restaurant in Towanda Township.
At 1 a.m. on June 19, Brown broke into the restaurant through a window and stole $170 and a cash register drawer, police said.
Lyon is also accused of entering the restaurant during the burglary, and he received a share of the stolen money, police said.
Brown told the police that he and Lyon purchased bath salts in New York state with the stolen money, according to a criminal complaint that the state police filed against Brown in Towanda District Court.
Brown and Lyon were both charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal trespass, conspiracy to commit criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, conspiracy to commit receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, and conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, police said.
Brown, who lives on South Main Street, was arraigned before Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Tuesday. Brown was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Lyon was arraigned before Judge Clark on Wednesday. Lyon was also sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Brown and Lyon are scheduled to attend a preliminary hearing before Judge Clark on July 25.
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