Burglary Arrest: On 09/27/2013, police charged Robert C. King, age 27, Ballard Drive, for unlawfully entering a residence and assaulting another party. King is the third person charged in the case. On 09/18/2013, police arrested William J. Combs, age 21, Ballard Drive, and Sammy J. Ratliff, age 21, Daisy Road, Berea, in connection with the crime.
On 09/12/2013, at approximately 11:47 P.M., officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of Ballard Drive to investigate a reported disturbance. Upon arrival, officers met with the 64-year-old male resident who reported that he responded to a knock at his door and encountered five men armed with sticks. As the resident was attempting to determine what the men wanted, another younger male resident appeared from the back of the apartment. Upon seeing this male, the five men forced their way through the door, knocking the elderly male resident to the floor. The five men than began assaulting the younger male resident. Upon hearing the commotion, a third resident came to the defense of the male being assaulted. After a short period of time, the five men fled from the residence in