Man and woman face felony charges after dad catches them in bed

Aaron Krause • Feb 11, 2013 at 11:35 PM

A half-naked man and his drug-addicted girlfriend were arrested after her father caught them in bed together. Both face felony charges.

Following an investigation, Charles Danser, 21, of Vermilion, was charged with receiving stolen property. His girlfriend, Clarissa Jarvis, 39, of 12209 Andress Road, Berlin Heights, was charged with theft and forgery.

Danser and Jarvis were arraigned last week in Erie County Municipal Court.

On Jan. 14, Erie County Sheriff's deputies were called to the Berlin Heights home to investigate a possible burglary in progress. The report stated "the homeowner had located a small subject hiding in a bedroom and had detained him."

When deputies arrived, they found Danser, who was naked from the waist down, lying on the floor.

Jarvis told authorities she had invited Danser into the residence. He snuck in through the window.

The two reportedly were having sex when one of Jarvis' children came into the room. The child then notified the grandparents.

Jarvis' father entered the room and located Danser hiding under the blankets. Danser told deputies he knew the woman's father didn't want him at the residence.

The father pulled the man out of bed and threw him to the floor, deputies said.

Jarvis' parents reported several items, including a cell phone and laptop computer, had turning up missing during the past few days and they suspected Danser was responsible.

"(The father) advised he confronted Charles about the phone prior to our arrival and was told by Charles the phone was at his residence in Vermilion," Sgt. Dennis Papineau wrote in his report. "(The father) advised both the phone and laptop were last seen at the residence between Saturday and Sunday. (The father) went on to advise Clarissa had also stolen checks from their check book and he wished to pursue charges against Clarissa as well."

The couple reportedly provided deputies with copies of four forged checks stolen from their check book. Their daughter is not authorized to use the account and wasn't given permission to take the checks, deputies said.

"I spoke with Clarissa about the checks and she admitted to stealing the checks from her mother's checkbook and cashing them at a Lorain National Bank," Papineau wrote. "Clarissa advised she knew she did not have permission to write the checks and used the money to purchase Suboxon illicitly in Lorain."

According to the report, Jarvis said she didn't know where the cell phone and laptop were, but thought Danser may have taken them. He denied he had the items.

"Charles indicated he only told (the father) he had the phone because he was scared (the father) may strike him," Papineau wrote. The father reported Danser had made several calls in the past few days.

Danser and Jarvis were taken to the Erie County Jail, where Jarvis admitted stealing the checks to pay for Suboxon -- a drug to help her stay off heroin.

Although Danser snuck into the residence through a bedroom window, authorities decided not to pursue burglary charges because Jarvis had invited him, Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said.

Jarvis remains locked up in the Erie County Jail. Danser, however, has been released.

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