Stories tagged with: MARK BRETZ

November 8, 2013 - 12:43pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

The memories of late August 2012 haunt Mark Bretz.

That day he was an ordinary man dropping a steer off to butcher in Adamsville and on the way home he became what many call a hero. Bretz found 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman burned and beaten in the roadway.

"I'm not a hero the guys who do this every day are heroes," said Mark Bretz. "I'm just a farmer and a fisherman and hunter and worker. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time and God put me...

October 14, 2013 - 6:02pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

The man who found the burned body of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman last year took the stand on Monday in the trial of LaFonse Dixon.

Mark Bretz was one of five witnesses who testified in court on Monday. Bretz recalled the day he found Fronsman in the middle of State Route 208 on Aug. 26. 2012 and said at first glance, he thought she was a deer. He said once he slowed down, Fronsman, naked and charred, threw herself on top of his truck pleading for help. He said while it was...

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