Burglar flees after taking victim's cell phone

Cary Ashby • May 28, 2014 at 5:07 PM

A Sandusky man was arrested Thursday morning in Erie County in connection with a local burglary and possible domestic violence incident.

Joseph D. Farris, 25, is accused of breaking into a 24-year-old Norwalk woman's house.

"They have a child together," Norwalk Assistant Law Director Scott Christophel said. "According to the report, he threw some property and kicked some property and stole her cell phone. He left after taking her cell phone."

Farris is charged with burglary and disrupting public service. Each of the fourth-degree felonies are in connection with an incident Wednesday and are punishable by six to 18 months behind bars.

"The incident started after 11 o'clock at night," Christophel said.

At 11:18 p.m., the resident of a Milan Avenue mobile home park reported being the victim of domestic violence.

"The suspect fled the scene prior to our arrival and was later found at his residence in Sandusky, Ohio," Norwalk Police Officer Jared Ferris wrote in his report.

The Sandusky Police Department arrested Farris in the city Thursday morning and released him into the custody of the Norwalk police, who investigated the case. He was transported to the Huron County Jail.

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