A man faced with charges related to a robbery at the State Line Inn in Mt. Morris on April 12 has now been charged with a burglary at that same location on Jan. 19, 2012.
State police filed burglary charges against Joshua Matthew Marchsteiner, 22, of 466 Davistown Road, Mt. Morris, Tuesday.
Marchsteiner was taken into custody Nov. 8 on a warrant related to the April 12 robbery at the residence of Catherine Jean Mangan, who is the owner of the inn and whose residence is attached to the inn.
According to an affidavit filed with Magisterial District Judge Glenn Bates, Marchsteiner told police he had broken into the State Line Inn on two occasions. He related to police that during one of the incidents he parked his vehicle along the interstate and walked to the bar where he broke a window to get inside the building. Marchsteiner allegedly told police he took about $140 from the cash register.
On Jan. 19, 2012, police said, Mangan had called to report the theft of $150 from the cash register at her business. She told police someone had broken a window to gain entry to the building.
In regard to the April 12 robbery, Mangan told police she had heard her dog bark loudly and run to the back of her residence. Mangan said she looked up from where she was seated and saw a man pointing a gun at her. Mangan said the man was dressed in black and had a mask covering part of his face. Mangan told police the man walked toward her, pointing the gun and said, “Give me your money or I’ll shoot.” Mangan gave the man three money bags containing $700, police said. It was determined the robber gained entry to the building by climbing a ladder and removing a window air conditioner.
Mangan said she knew Marchsteiner who often came to the inn to help his mother, an employee there for several years. When police questioned an acquaintance of Marchsteiner, Logan Ice, he allegedly told them Marchsteiner showed him several bundles of money he said were taken from the inn. Ice also told police Marchsteiner showed him a fake .45 caliber gun that he allegedly used to rob Mangan. Ice said Marchsteiner told him he had parked along the interstate and walked to the inn to rob it.
Marchsteiner also faces an additional charge of burglary, criminal trespass, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, criminal mischief and simple assault.
Marchsteiner has a preliminary hearing for the January charges scheduled before Bates on March 5 at 1:30 p.m. He remains in the Greene County jail.