MOUNT VERNON — Two Mount Vernon men were arrested following a break-in at Cosby Heating and Cooling early Sunday morning.
According to Knox County Sheriff David Barber, deputies responded to a burglar alarm at 11 College St. on Sunday at 3:09 a.m. Deputy Mike Rutherford discovered a broken window at the business and then a male subject fled from the building. Following a brief foot chase, Rutherford apprehended the subject and placed him under arrest.
While Rutherford and Deputy Scott Baker were searching the interior of the building, Baker located a second suspect hiding among some boxes and placed him under arrest.
Barber identified the two arrested as James R. Frost, 22, of 701 Broadway St., Mount Vernon; and Shade A. Knox, 22, of 111 N. Center St., Mount Vernon. Both men are being held in the Knox County Jail on charges of breaking and entering.
Barber said the apprehensions were the result of a quick response to the scene and the observations of Baker and Rutherford. He said assistance at the scene was also provided by the Mount Vernon Police Department.
The continuing investigation of the break-in is being handled by Detective Lt. Gary Rohler.