The Washington County Sheriff's Office assisted the Athens County Sheriff's Office Friday in the arrests of two Lower Salem residents accused of breaking and enterings at Family Dollar stores in the region.
At 1 a.m. Friday, the Washington County Sheriff's Office alerted Athens deputies that the suspects in several Washington County Family Dollar breaking and entering occurrences were possibly entering Athens County to burglarize the Coolville family dollar, according to a release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Upon arriving at the Family Dollar in Coolville, Athens deputies found that the glass to the front door had been broken out, the safe had been pried open and merchandise was missing.
At the request of Athens authorities, Michael E. Jazdzewski, 25, and Ashley N. McKnight, 24, both of 11531 State Route 821, Lower Salem, were pulled over by Washington County deputies at the intersection of Arrowhead Road and Ohio 7 in Little Hocking.
There an Athens County detective interviewed the suspects and Jazdzewski admitted to entering the Family Dollar, according to the release.
Jazdzewski was arrested and charged with breaking and entering.
McKnight was charged with complicity to breaking and entering.
Cash from the safe and other items were recovered in Jazdzewski's vehicle.
Both suspects were transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.