Teen in custody following Fostoria robbery

A man who allegedly robbed a Fostoria gas station at gunpoint Thursday night surrendered to law enforcement Friday afternoon.

Dakota M. Sharninghouse, 19, was taken into custody without incident after he turned himself in at the Wood County Sheriff’s Office Friday afternoon, Capt. Patrick Brooks of the Fostoria Police Department said.

A first-degree felony aggravated robbery warrant had been issued for Sharninghouse after he allegedly robbed Circle K, 551 Lytle St., around 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

During the robbery, Sharninghouse allegedly pointed a handgun at a clerk and demanded money. The clerk complied, giving him about $190 in cash from the register, and Sharninghouse then fled from the store, according to a release from the Fostoria Police Department.

No shots were fired during the robbery and no one was hurt, Brooks said.

Brooks said Sharninghouse first entered Circle K 10 minutes prior to the robbery without his face covered, and then re-entered the store wearing a red ski mask.

Sharninghouse then was identified through surveillance photos posted on the police department’s Facebook page.

“Within 30 minutes, we had a bunch of responses,” Brooks said.

Other information obtained by police also positively identified Sharninghouse as the primary suspect, he said.

Brooks said Sharninghouse, who originally is from Bowling Green, likely will appear via video in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Tuesday for arraignment.