The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
Douglas Fonner, 27, Mendon, appeared in court entering a guilty plea to each count of a nine count indictment charging him with breaking and entering, theft and safecracking. The indictment was returned by the Van Wert County Grand Jury after hearing testimony from Detectives of the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the investigation, Fonner, along with others, broke into the Mercer Landmark in Ohio City, the post office and Mercer Landmark in Elgin and Pure Line Foods in Middle Point. Cash along with other items were taken from the businesses, safes were broken into also.
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