Accused Willard battery thieves in trouble again

A couple accused of stealing dozens of car batteries from parked vehicles face criminal charges again.
Jessica Cuffman
Dec 31, 2012


Christy Thornsberry, 35, and her husband, Michael Thornsberry, 36, both of Willard, were charged with multiple counts of theft Sept. 28 after the car batteries went missing from shoppers’ cars at stores on Milan Road.

Both were released from jail, and Michael Thornsberry pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charges, which included three counts theft and one count each of receiving stolen property and possession of criminal tools.

Christy Thornsberry’s case is still pending.

The couple had another run-in with Perkins police at 2:55 p.m. Saturday, after Michael Thornsberry allegedly stole items from the Meijer gas station and ran toward Great Wolf Lodge.

Police couldn’t find him, but they spotted his wife driving around the Great Wolf Lodge parking lot.

She was charged with obstructing official business and possession of drug abuse instruments and was booked at the Erie County Jail, where she remained Sunday in lieu of $4,700 bond.



Why on earth would a person steal car batteries??


Because, they are billy trash just like their lineage from Willard. Check it if you do not believe.


quick cash. batteries are an easy sell item at places like sandusky steel.


Wow, I didn't know that. Thank you for the explanation.

Dr. Information

Imagine that, more Thornsberrys in the paper again. Local trash at its best.


Finally these criminals have been caught. Used to be my neighbors and knew they were up to something back then, which I thought was drugs but apparently they have diversified. I am glad they were caught. They deserve nothing but the best jail has to offer (as do the rest of the family).
Go ahead and flag this-now everyone knows the truth.


hope they get some time this time. seems they get out of everything or get off easy. what happened to 'pattern of corrupt activity' or whatever? this 'family' moves around often and has been involved in several types of criminal activity. they have children that are learning the same. sisters and brothers that are criminals as well. some real hard time is in order I'd say.