Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports on August 31, his Detectives arrested Michael Alan Gunnett, 58, of Lebanon, and his son, Michael Shane Gunnett, 38, of Lebanon, after a lengthy investigation into the theft of funds from their 81-year-old mother/grandmother.
Detectives received information in November 2020, leading detectives to dig into thousands of dollars missing from Sharon Steele, who has since passed away. Detectives subpoenaed financial records and determined that Michael Alan Gunnett stole over $220,000 from his mother over a three-year period, and that Michael Shane Gunnett stole over $115,000 from his grandmother over a period of 18 months.
Michael Alan Gunnett was arrested and charged with six counts of Aggravated Theft in the First Degree and Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree. Michael Shane Gunnett was arrested and charged with three counts of Aggravated Theft in the First Degree and Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree. They were both lodged at the Linn County Jail.