Arrests Made In Break-in

CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his office is investigating several related incidents. At 3:39 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to a reported breaking and entering at 7272 Prairie Brook Drive, Celina. The owner of the residence reported cash, collector coins, jewelry and a safe taken in the break in.

At 7:20 p.m., deputies went to 345 S. Green St., Mendon, to serve an unrelated warrant, and attempt to locate the suspect in the breaking and entering on Prairie Brook Drive. Deputies were initially permitted to search the residence by the owner. While searching for the wanted person, deputies discovered several items that were reported stolen in the breaking and entering.  The suspect in the breaking and entering was observed outside the house and when a deputy attempted to stop him he took off on foot. 

Deputy Carla Baucher pursued the suspect on foot for approximately 10 city blocks. Baucher deployed her Taser without success but was still able to apprehend the suspect in the 200 block of Sunset Drive in Mendon hiding under a pickup truck. The suspect was also allegedly in possession of a large sum of cash and suspected marijuana.

Taken into custody was Chad W. Ackley, 33, 345 S. Green St., Mendon. Ackley is charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest, and possession of marijuana. Additional charges are expected to be filed on Ackley.

A search warrant was applied and granted for the residence at 345 S. Green St. Several stolen items from the break in were recovered along with drug paraphernalia and suspected marijuana.

The following people were arrested at the residence:

• Casey Hatcher, 20. Hatcher was arrested on a probation violation holder. Hatcher was found hiding in a small closet inside the residence. Her address is listed at 345 S. Green St., Mendon. Suspected heroin and cash was in Hatcher’s possession.

• The owner of 345 S. Green St., Megan L. Hatcher, 32, was taken into custody for obstructing and child endangerment.

All three individuals were taken to the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility.  The case will be reviewed for additional charges.