Three UTM students were charged with theft and vandalism charges after they stole a game machine at a local business, according to a Martin Police Department report.
Workers at the Dairy Queen at 555 Elm Street called the Martin Police Department Friday night after they had found that someone had taken the Impulse electronic game machine that was located next to the north entrance.
When Patrolman David Bell arrived he was able to get a good enough description of three white males that had been playing the game an hour and a half earlier from the workers inside the store that he was able to locate them a short time later. Bell found the game in possession of three University of Tennessee at Martin Students.
The three had already damaged the game by gaining entry to the money bin inside. The game is valued at $500.00 and there was $58.50 in quarters inside the game.
Derek Heard, 18, Jonathan Henshaw, 18, and Mark Whiles, 18, all UTM students, were arrested in the case.
The three were scheduled to be arraigned in Weakley County General Sessions Court on their charges Monday afternoon, but the outcome was not available as of press time.