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Sheriff: Man falls asleep during burglary at Ravenna Twp. home

2:59 PM, Aug 20, 2013   |    comments
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RAVENNA TOWNSHIP -- A man has been booked into the Portage County Jail after the sheriff's office says he fell asleep during a burglary at a home in Ravenna Township.

According to Portage County Sheriff David W. Doak, the homeowner arrived at his house on Jean Drive after work on Monday afternoon and found a stranger asleep in his bed. The sheriff's office says the stranger was wearing the homeowner's clothes and had the homeowner's shotgun on the bed beside him.

When the man awoke he reached for the gun but the homeowner was able to grab it first and detained the man until deputies arrived.

Deputies determined that the stranger, identified as Dustin Sellers Applegate, 31, had allegedly forced entry into the house and gathered items from the home into a backpack before falling asleep.

Applegate is charged with aggravated burglary and is due in court later Tuesday. According to the sheriff, Applegate has a last known address of Sheldon Street in the city of Ravenna.


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