Fountain man sentenced to 8-40 years in prison for break-ins.

March 14, 2017
Louis Metheny

Louis Metheny

Fountain man sentenced to 8-40 years in prison for break-ins.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor

LUDINGTON — A 38-year-old Fountain man was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, March 14, to eight to 40 years in prison for two counts of breaking and entering and fourth-offense habitual offender in connection to break-ins last August at Fountain Lumber Company and a pole barn on Mavis Road.

Louis John Metheny Jr., of 823 N. Benson Road, has 10 prior felonies and 11 previous misdemeanors, said Judge Susan K. Sniegowski.

Metheny pleaded “no contest” last month to the felony charges.

He was on parole at the time of the offense, and his prison term runs consecutively to any parole sanctions he receives, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

His co-defendant Gary Dean Maccune, 26, of 2295 N. 34th Street, Sheridan Township, faces seven to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty, Feb. 21, to the same charges.

Both men were charged with eight felonies apiece in connection with the two break-ins. Their other charges were dismissed in plea agreements.

No additional charges will be pursued against either men in Mason or Oceana counties, as part of the plea agreement. Metheny has been ordered to pay $34,897.42 in restitution that is joint and several with Maccune.

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