A Granite City man has been charged with a felony count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon after allegedly being caught burglarizing a thrift store.
Police said Dustin D. Wilhold, 27, was rummaging through items Sunday morning inside a trailer parked at the This N That Resale Shop when the Madison County Sheriff's Department was called. The shop is located at 5429 Maryville Road near Granite City.
Deputies were in the process of arresting Wilhold on misdemeanor charges of theft and criminal damage to property when the stun gun was found in his possession.
According to Madison County records, Wilhold was convicted in 2006 on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine. He is being held in the Madison County Jail on $60,000 bail.