$28,000 Gas Theft

Two Halifax County men are accused of stealing more than $28,000 worth of gas. Alan Keeter, 47 years old, and his nephew, 32-year-old David Keeter, are accused of taking the fuel from the Eastern Petroleum station in Enfield. Lawmen say Alan Keeter worked for the company in 2003, when he was given a test card to verify accurate pump service. Lawmen say after Keeter stopped working for Eastern Petroleum in 2004, he kept the card, giving him access to the gas without paying. Deputies caught the Keeters in the act at the beginning of this month, and both men were arrested. They're due in court in October.