Joseph D. Webb, 38, of New Haven was sentenced Monday in White County Court on charges of Burglary, a class 2 felony. He received nine years in the Department of Corrections and three years of probation.
A theft at the Mary 1 oil lease belonging to Schofield Oil company out of Evansville, Ind. was reported on Wednesday to the White County Sheriff's Department. The lease is located on County Road 355 N. in Heralds Prairie Township west of Union Ridge Church. Donald Douthitt of Carmi, who pumps the lease, reported the the theft. According to the report, the suspects opened the line on the stock tank and drained 110 barrels of oil from the tank and then stole two brass valves from the handles on the tanks. The oil was contained inside the firewall surrounding the tank. Douthitt advised White County Deputies that he had contacted the state about the leak. The officers noted that Union Ridge Church also reported a break in at their storage buildings for the cemetery equipment.