Pair charged for multiple area burglaries

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Christian Hicks (left) and Ashante Needs (jail photos)

Two area men were jailed in connection with several December business burglaries on the Iowa and Illinois sides of the Quad Cities.

Christian Hicks, 18 and Ashante Needs, 19, were jailed after they were arrested Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

Hicks was charged with one count of residential burglary and five counts of burglary for crimes that happened in Milan, Illinois.

Needs was charged with three counts of burglary and three counts of theft in connection with burglaries in Milan.

Police said both men are also suspects in business burglaries in East Moline and in burglaries committed in Davenport, Iowa.

Hicks was held in the Scott County Jail.  Needs was held in the Rock Island County Jail.