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Foursome facing charges after home invasion

Scott Seitz • Mar 5, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Four Greenwich Township residents are facing a number of charges after an incident Friday night at a Fitchville Township residence.

Jeremy Sax, 34, Brittany Fernekees, 23, Larry Thornsberry, 35, and Treva Campbell, 29, who all live at 5034 Ohio 13, were arrested Saturday morning by Huron County sheriff deputies at their Greenwich Township home.

Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said the incident took place about 7:30 p.m. Friday.

"We received a call at 9:27 p.m. Friday from Fisher-Titus who said they had an assault victim at their emergency room with a head laceration," Querin said.

"Sgt. (Chuck) Summers spoke with the victim who indicated he wanted to file a police report that his house had been broken into and he had been robbed and assaulted," Querin said. "He said he had been robbed and assaulted with a firearm by several individuals.

"Now, the victim claimed they used a firearm, but deputies never found a firearm upon searching of the home," Querin said. "That doesn't mean one wasn't used."

Querin said the situation began to develop Friday when Fernekees, who used to date the victim, went to the U.S. 250 home in Fitchville Township to retrieve her laptop computer.

"Originally, only Brittany (Fernekees) went inside the residence to get the laptop," Querin said. "Later, Larry (Thornsberry) and Jeremy (Sax) came into the house without permission and began to assault the victim.

"The victim alleges he was beaten with a firearm and he was later treated for a head laceration and released," Querin said.

Querin said Sax, who was now reportedly dating Fernekees, also demanded $40 owed to him by the victim.

"The victim said they stole $400 from him but $400 was not recovered," Querin said.

Querin said when a group of officers arrived at the Greenwich Township home Saturday morning to arrest the four suspects, heroin, syringes and several spoons were also seized at the residence.

"Three children were also removed from the house and placed with relatives," Querin said, adding Children Services will conduct its own investigation in that matter.

Sax, Fernekees and Thornsberry are facing robbery and burglary charges, while Campbell is facing complicity to robbery and burglary. All four were arrested without incident.

Additional drug-related and child endangerment charges could be forthcoming, Querin added.

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