Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced today his office has filed charges against a Celina woman regarding an area break-in of a local business. Mandi L. Gibbons, age 31, of 632 Grove Street #9, Celina, is currently being held in the Mercer County Detention Center on charges of Breaking and Entering and Theft, both felonies of the fifth degree.
Ms. Gibbons has admitted to stealing over $1,000 in metal tent stakes from Reliable Rental, Inc., 6057 Franklin Street, Celina. The business reported the theft on January 20, 2012 and deputies responded and took a report. Information was obtained placing Ms. Gibbons at the scene in the days following and also information regarding the disposal and sale of the stolen items.
On January 26, 2012 during an interview at the Sheriff’s Office, Ms. Gibbons admitted to the theft and disposal of the items at a local Salvage Yard. Ms. 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.
Ms. Gibbons appeared in Celina Municipal Court and was ordered held in the Mercer County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.