Loyalsock Township David Walter Pfleegor Sr. and his son, David W. II, tried to help out their friend Matthew Cameron Kayhanfar when he "fell on hard times," state police said in court records,
The son reportedly gave Kayhanfar a job at Keystone Filler on Railroad Street in Muscovy Creek Township, and the father allowed the man to stay at his house at 1742 Millbrook Lane in Loyalsock Township "off-and-on during a three-year-old period" beginning in 2006, police said.
The son even allowed Kayhanfar to house-sit for him at his home at 2740 Blair St. Extension, also in Loyalsock Township, police said.
However, the friendship between the Pfleegors and Kayhanfar was fractured by the man's heroin addiction, according to police, who have charged the 33-year-old Kayhanfar with stealing two shotguns from the Keystone Filler and a handgun from the son's home.
Police also charged Kayhanfar with allegedly stealing a 42-inch television set from the senior Pfleegor's home.
The thefts occurred between November 2007 and late April 2008; and police suspect Kayhanfar, of 1525 Richards Ave., may have sold the guns for heroin.
David Pfleegor II's handgun and one of the shotguns stolen from Keystone Filler were recovered in New Jersey. The shotgun was recovered from an unidentified person during an arrest in Newark, N.J., police said.
An admitted heroin addict, Kayhanfar told police he would go to Newark to buy heroin. Court records state that Kayhanfar was incarcerated in state prison from early May 2008 to June 2011 after he was arrested for breaking into several vending machines. At the time he was on probation for a drug conviction.
Kayhanfar faces a series of new charges, including two counts each of theft and receiving stolen property and one count each of burglary, felony trespassing and a firearm violation. Following his recent arraignment before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, he was released on $20,000 bail.