Darke County Sheriff’s Office...
Confesses to Numerous B&E’s
Fonner admits to committing numerous break-ins to businesses in 5
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On the afternoon of January 23, 2012 Detectives from Darke County
traveled to Mercer County to interview Douglas N. Fonner, 27, Mendon,
Ohio. Fonner was previously arrested by Mercer County Deputies in
Mercer County in connection with a number of recent break-ins at grain
elevators and other local businesses.
Darke and Mercer County Detectives together conducted an interview with
Fonner. Fonner confessed that in the early morning hours of
January 5, 2012 he broke into Birt’s Store and Mercer Landmark in New
Weston, and Moody’s Auto Service in Ansonia. Fonner
also confessed that on December 21, 2011 he broke into True Point
Elevator in Osgood. All four businesses are located in northern
Darke County, Ohio.
During the course of the interview, Fonner confessed to committing
numerous break-ins to businesses throughout Auglaize, Darke, Mercer,
Shelby and Van Wert counties beginning in November 2011.
Based on the information obtained during the investigations, multiple
breaking and entering and theft charges will be filed through the Darke
County Prosecutor’s Office.
Investigation continues with these cases.