Deputies recover stolen items day of burglary

Mug shots of Megan L. Hatcher, Chad W. Ackley and old Casey Hatcher courtesy the Mercer County Sheriff's Department.

MERCER, COUNTY, Ohio (WANE)  Three people are facing charges after Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies found stolen items in a wanted man’s home the day of a burglary.

Deputies responded to a break-in at the 7200-block of Prairie Brook Drive in Celina, Ohio around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. The owner told police money, collector coins, jewelry and a safe were taken in the break-in.

At 7:20 that night, deputies served an unrelated warrant at a home in the 300-block of South Green Street in Mendon and went to look for the suspect in the Prairie Brook Drive break-in. Deputies did indeed find items that had been reported stolen while looking for the wanted person.

The suspect in the break-in was seen outside the house and ran away when a deputy tried to stop him. A deputy chased him for ten blocks, tried to use a Taser and ultimately found him hiding under a pickup truck.

When Chad W. Ackley, 33, was arrested he had a large amount of money on him and suspected marijuana. He faces charges of obstructing official business, resisting arrest, and possession of marijuana.

Deputies searched the house and recovered the stolen items. They also found drug paraphernalia and suspected marijuana.

Casey Hatcher, 20, was in the house and was arrested for violating probation. She had what police believe was heroin on her when she was arrested.

The owner of the home, 32-year-old Megan L. Hatcher, was arrested and charged with obstructing and Child Endangerment.

All three arrested were taken to the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility. Additional charges may be filed upon the case’s review.

The release from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department did not clarify who or what the ‘unrelated warrant’ was for.


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