Fountain men arraigned for B&E’s.

August 11, 2016


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By Rob Alway and Allison Scarbrough.

SHERMAN TOWNSHIP — Gary Dean Maccune, 2295 N. 34th Street, Sheridan Township, 25, and Louis John Metheny Jr., 37, 823 N. Benson Road, Sheridan Township have been charged with eight felonies apiece in connection with two break-ins overnight. The two were arraigned Wednesday in Mason County’s 79th District Court.

The two are charged in connection to breaking and entering incidents that took place at the Fountain Lumber Company and also at a pole barn on East Mavis Road.



“On Tuesday, Aug. 9, at approximately 11:10 p.m., Mason County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported breaking and entering to a pole building on East Mavis Road,” Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said Wednesday. “Shortly thereafter, at 11:56 p.m., deputies responded to an alarm at the Fountain Lumber Company in the Village of Fountain.

“During the course of the investigation, deputies were able to identify two suspects and a vehicle believed to be involved. At 12:38 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, a deputy spotted a vehicle matching that of the suspect vehicle in the breaking and enterings and initiated a traffic stop.

Deputies arrested Maccune and Metheny at the scene of the stop and recovered suspected stolen property from both scenes.

A probable cause hearing for Maccune has been scheduled for Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. Full bail was set at $15,000. Metheny’s probable cause hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 24 at 1:15 p.m. His bail has also been set for $15,000. Both are lodged in the Mason County Jail.

The following are the charges:

East Mavis Road pole barn:

Count 1-breaking and entering a building with intent, 10-year felony;

Count 2-weapons-felony firearm, two-year felony;

Count 3-weapons-firearms-larceny, five-year and/or $2,500 felony;

Count 4-larceny in a building, four-year and/or $5,000 felony;

Count 5-weapons-firearms-possession by a felon, five-year and/or $5,000 felony.

Fountain Lumber Company:

Count 1-breaking and entering a building with intent;

Count 2-larceny in a building;

Count 3-burglar’s tools-possession, 10-year felony.


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