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Suspect Arrested In Break-ins

January 25, 2012

CELINA — A Mendon man faces multiple criminal charges stemming from a slew of break-ins in Mercer County.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said investigators will be filing numerous charges against Douglas N. Fonner, 27, of 5922 Tama Road, Mendon, who is currently being held in the Mercer County Detention Center on charges of contempt of court for violating a condition of bond in a previous breaking and entering case. 

Deputies allege he was involved in breaking into several businesses in the last several months in Mercer County, including:

• Coldwater Grain North, on Dec. 1, where cash was taken.

• Mercer Landmark in Chatt, on Dec. 17, where cash, tools and a TV was removed.

• Burkettsville Garage on Jan. 5, where cash was taken.

• Five Brothers Tavern in Burkettsville, on Jan. 5, where cash, cigarettes, alcohol and two televisions were stolen.

Mercer County deputies are currently forwarding these cases to the prosecuting attorney’s office for review of the appropriate charges in each case.

Deputies also suspect Fonner was involved in burglaries in other counties including, Darke, Van Wert, Auglaize and Shelby counties. These cases will be referred to the appropriate investigating agency.

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