On Monday Dec. 5, 2022, Deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the 100 block of Springer Street in East Galesburg for a possible burglary in progress complaint.

During the course of the investigation, Deputies located two subjects — Jeremy W. Thompson, 42, 106 Harrison St., East Galesburg, and Thomas L Helms, 40, 106 Miller Ave., East Galesburg, according to a Tuesday release from the sheriff’s department.

Thomas Helms (L) and Jeremy Thompson (photos: Knox County Sheriff’s Department)

Thompson was found to in possession of a handgun, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was charged with the following charges:

  • Unlawful Use of Weapons
  • Criminal Trespass to Land
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Violation of the FOID Card Act

Helms was charged with Criminal Trespass to Land. Both Thompson and Helms were transported to the Knox County Jail.