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3 Schuylkill County Men Charged with Stealing, Burning Classic Corvette

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A group of 3 Schuylkill County men are charged with stealing a classic Corvette and burning it in Lebanon County.

According to information released by State Police in Jonestown, they got a call just before 2:30 a.m. on Monday to assist with a vehicle fire at the front parking lot of Twin Grove Campground in Union Twp., Lebanon County.

The vehicle on fire just happened to be a 1964 Chevrolet Corvette. How it was set on fire was the question.

Schuylkill County Men Charged with Stealing Classic Corvette Then Burning It

While they were investigating the vehicle fire that night, police say an employee with Joy May’s Garage, also in Union Twp., reported that someone had broken into the business’s impound lot. And the burglars had stolen a blue 1964 Corvette.

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On Tuesday, police continued their investigation and interviews led them to identify 32-year-old Michael Workman Jr., of Tremont, as a suspect. While interviewing Workman Jr., police say he admitted to planning and executing the robbery at Joe May’s Garage and the subsequent decision to burn it.

Workman Jr. also told police the names of his accomplices, police say:

  • Christopher Donmoyer, 21, Pine Grove
  • Bailey Miller, 22, Pine Grove

When police caught up with Donmoyer and Miller, they say, each admitted to their role in the heist and arson.

Police believe Miller and Donmoyer forced their way into the impound lot. That’s when they stole the Corvette and drove it to nearby Twin Pine Campground. Workman Jr., police suspect, followed behind the stolen Corvette in another vehicle, what they’re calling the getaway vehicle.

The trio fled the scene initially but returned later that night to torch the stolen car.

Charges Filed

Police have filed charges before District Judge Kim Wolfe in this case.

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Workman Jr., Donmoyer, and Miller each face felony charges of reckless burning, criminal mischief, and burglary, conspiracy, and theft. Bail was set at $25,000 for each. According to court records, only Donmoyer has posted bail at this time.

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. B E KLINE

    March 18, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    These three A-Holes should be incarcerated until they make restitution of current value of the classic corvette!

  2. kelly Lynn pearce

    May 3, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    You are not judge or jury A-hole. Innocent till proven guilty. 1 of the men left the park and did not partake in the burning of the car.

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