On Monday, 3-18-2019, detectives from the Celina Police Department and the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office working in cooperation were able to develop information of the whereabouts of Mitch Mullins. Celina Detective Steve Yoder located a suspect vehicle, a white van owned and operated by Jessica Mullins, the victim and spouse of Mullins. Detective Yoder kept the van under surveillance, following it for several miles awaiting for sufficient back up to arrive.
Mullins fled from the van in the area of Southworth Rd. just south of Landeck Rd. in Allen County. Officers from Celina P.D., Delphos P.D., Spencerville P.D along with Deputies from Allen, Auglaize and Mercer County Sheriff’s Offices were on scene as well as the Grand Lake Drug Task Force. A perimeter was established then a K-9 Deputy with Allen Co. Sheriff’s Office performed a track of the area and located Mullins hiding in a brush pile about 100 yards from Southworth Rd. He was taken into custody without incident.
The Celina Police Department would like to thank all agencies involved for their quick response and assistance in the safe apprehension of Mitch Mullins.