Celina Man Faces Charges

CELINA — A Celina man faces child endangering charges.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced his office has filed charges of four counts of child endangering against Michael Jason Buschur, 38, of 6273 State Route 219, Celina.

Buschur was charged in Celina Municipal Court, and was arrested at his home late Monday evening. The child endangering charges are first-degree misdemeanors. After his arrest, Buschur was booked into the Adult Detention Facility, where he later posted 10 percent of the $75,000 bond.  Buschur is expected to appear in Municipal Court at 9 a.m. Friday.

Buschur is accused of using a shock type device — a grill lighter — on children ranging from 7 to 13 and inappropriate touching. The parents of the children have been notified.   

Buschur is a current member of the Montezuma Fire Department and a past part-time police officer with the village of St. Henry, where he resigned early in 2012. 

Officials have no reason to believe the offenses are related to Buschur’s status on the fire department or him being a former police officer. No other details are being released at this time.