Men accused of Fountain Lumber break-in reject plea deals.

December 13, 2016
Louis Metheny, Jr. with his attorney, David Glancy.

Louis Metheny with his attorney, David Glancy.

Men accused of Fountain Lumber break-in reject plea deals.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor

SHERMAN TOWNSHIP — The two Fountain men facing multiple felonies in connection to break-ins last August at the Fountain Lumber Company and a pole barn on East Mavis Road rejected the plea deals that were offered by the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office Tuesday, Dec. 13, in 51st Circuit Court, and now both of their cases are headed to trial.

Louis John Metheny Jr., 37, of 823 N. Benson Road, and Gary Dean Maccune, 25, of 2295 N. 34th Street, have been charged with eight felonies apiece in connection with the two break-ins.

Both Metheny and Maccune are lodged in the Mason County Jail on $15,000 bonds.

Metheny, who faces up to life in prison due to his habitual offender status, was offered a plea deal of eight to 40 years in prison. Maccune was offered a term of seven to 40 years.

Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said he would drop the other charges if Metheny and Maccune each pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-offense breaking and entering a building.

Methane’s and Maccune’s sentences would have run consecutively to any parole sanctions, and no additional charges would have been pursued in Mason or Oceana counties, the prosecutor said. They would have also been ordered to pay $34,897.42 in restitution.

A trial date has not been scheduled yet.

Gary Maccune with his attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

Gary Maccune with his attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

 

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