Feb 19, 2021

Coldwater man arrested on theft and drug charges


34 year old John Wilson Yates, Junior of Coldwater was arrested Thursday after allegedly attempting to steal and sell a laptop, a tablet and other electronic devices after being caught by the victim while stealing from his residence. The complaint filed in Celina Municipal Court also accuses Yates of having a hypodermic syringe in his vehicle when the police caught up to him. Yates faces charges of theft, Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments and drug possession charges. Yates was taken to the Mercer County Jail pending a court appearance. 


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