Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced today his office will be filing numerous charges against a Mendon man regarding numerous area break-ins of local businesses. Douglas N. Fonner, age 27, of 5922 Tama Road, Mendon, is currently being held in the Mercer County Detention Center on charges of Contempt of Court for violating a condition of bond in a prior breaking and entering case.
Deputies believe he was involved in breaking into several businesses in the last several months in Mercer County, including:
Coldwater Grain North, on December 1, 2011 where cash was taken
Mercer Landmark in Chatt, on December 17, 2011 where cash, tools and a TV was removed
Burkettsville Garage on January 5, 2012 where cash was taken
Five Brothers Tavern, Burkettsville on January 5, 2012 where cash, cigarettes, alcohol and two televisions were stolen
Mercer County deputies are currently forwarding these cases to the Prosecutors office for review of the appropriate charges in each case.
Deputies also suspect the male 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.