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Bond set for suspect in rash of robberies

Dustin Werner, 25, stands with public defender James MacHarg at his arraignment Monday in Toledo. Dustin Werner, 25, stands with public defender James MacHarg at his arraignment Monday in Toledo.
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One of two men charged in a string of robberies was arraigned Monday morning in Toledo Municipal Court.

Dustin Werner, 25, of 2555 Castleton Ave. remained in the Lucas County jail in lieu of $330,000 bond.

He is charged with three counts of forgery and robbery, two counts of possession of drugs, and one count each of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property.

Also charged is Anthony Fesh, 32, who gave police several different addresses.

Mr. Fesh is charged with two counts each of robbery, forgery, receiving stolen property, and possession of drugs. He is also charged with one count of drug paraphernalia.

The pair were arrested on Friday afternoon not long after authorities believe they held up Apricato, a frozen yogurt shop at 4137 Talmadge Rd.

Toledo police SWAT units just happened to be in the area after the robbery. Officers saw a man with “suspicious” actions get into a vehicle.

Officers followed the car but lost it in a nearby neighborhood.

They dispatched the license plate, and the pair were arrested in the Kroger parking lot at Monroe Street and Secor Road.

When Mr. Fesh arrived at the Lucas County jail, nursing staff there noted an “obvious medical situation” and turned him away, said Lt. Jim Williams, who oversees booking at the county jail.

Mr. Fesh was taken to a local hospital where he remained on Monday.

It was not clear when he would be in court and, citing privacy laws, officials said they could not be more specific about Mr. Fesh’s medical issues.

The two suspects are linked by police to robberies at West Toledo businesses: Family Video, 5886 Dorr St.; Tan Pro, 2104 W. Laskey Rd.; Tan Pro, 3324 Secor; The UPS Store, 3550 Executive Pkwy.; Dairy Queen, 5300 Monroe, and Apricato.

In court records, police tied them to robberies at three of those businesses; additional charges could be filed, police said.

The two also are accused of cashing stolen checks.

Contact Taylor Dungjen at tdungjen@theblade.com, or 419-724-6054, or on Twitter @taylordungjen.

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