When the deputies arrived, they discovered someone had thrown a large rock through one of the front picture windows and then made entry into the building. There was no alarm system. After gaining entrance the unknown suspect(s) vandalized the premises by opening water valves and flooding the floors, stopping up the restroom toilets, demolishing dishes and burning items on the stove in kitchen. They also stole between six to ten cases of beer from the walk in cooler.
Acting on information received from a mother of one of the suspects, sheriff’s detectives went to an address on 24th St., in White City and contacted the three listed suspects in the burglary and vandalism to Ling’s Restaurant in White City the previous night.
Property taken from Ling’s was recovered from the 24th St. address and the suspects admitted to having broken into the business.
There was no reason given by any of the suspects for having done such devastating damage to the business while inside. There was no estimate available at this time of the damage done but investigators believe it to be in the tens of thousands of dollars.
All suspects were arrested for the above charges. The two adults were booked into the Jackson County jail and the juvenile into the juvenile detention facility. Charges of burglary II, arson II, criminal mischief I and theft II were filed against Justin Allen Blake, 21, 24th St. , bail set at $19,000 and Zacharcy Ryan Orvis, 20, bail $40,000. The 15-year-old juvenile was lodged at juvenile detention.