Celina Woman Faces Felony Charges

CELINA - A Celina woman faces multiple charges stemming from a break-in at a local business.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office has filed charges against Mandi L. Gibbons, 31, of 632 Grove Street #9, Celina, with theft and breaking and entering, both fifth-degree felonies. She is being held in the Mercer County Detention Center

Gibbons reportedly admitted to stealing over $1,000 in metal tent stakes from Reliable Rental, Inc., 6057 Franklin Street, Celina.  The business reported the theft on Jan. 20 and deputies responded and took a report.  Information was obtained placing ibbons at the scene in the days following and also information regarding the disposal and sale of the stolen items.

On Jan. 26, during an interview at the sheriff’s office, Gibbons reportedly admitted to the theft and disposal of the items at a local salvage yard.  Gibbons was taken into custody and incarcerated at the Mercer County Jail.

Her vehicle, a maroon 1992 Chevrolet Astro mini-van that was used in the theft offense, was towed from the sheriff’s office and secured in a sheriff’s office building.  The vehicle contains other items that are believed to stolen, including a large amount of farm machinery and pieces of farm machinery and other equipment.

Gibbons appeared in Celina Municipal Court and was ordered held in the Mercer County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.