Man assaulted and robbed by three friends he was visiting in Willard

Mobile home where the incident happened "burned to the ground."
Cary Ashby
Aug 19, 2013


A robbery victim went to the hospital after reportedly being assaulted with a "blunt force object" this weekend.

Authorities said the mobile home where the incident happened "burned to the ground."

The 24-year-old Plymouth victim first was treated at Fisher-Titus Medical Center after the incident Saturday morning in the 4200 block of Pleasant Street in Willard. A LifeFlight helicopter later transported him to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

"The victim doesn't live on Pleasant Street. It happened there," said Huron County Sheriff's Detective Kayla Zander, who is handling the investigation.

The Plymouth man was visiting three friends -- who were arrested later -- when a fight broke out, Zander said. Those suspects are Christopher Stevens, 31, of 109 Motson St., Willard, and Ashland residents James Fisher Jr., 34, Jeremy Fisher, 33.

"He was assaulted. They allegedly stole money. They got in their car and took off," Zander said.

Sheriff's dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call at 6:05 a.m. from the victim. According to the initial report, the man reported "he was following the suspects toward Bellevue."

Sgt. Todd Corbin and Deputy Scott Plew responded to the scene. The deputies pulled over the suspects at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Sheffield Street in Bellevue.

The suspects were charged with one count each of robbery and felonious assault and transported to the Huron County Jail.

Zander said the victim, who had been assaulted with a "blunt force object," followed the trio from Willard to Bellevue.

"We believe we may have recovered the object, but it's not been confirmed," said Zander, who declined to say what the weapon is or how much money was stolen.

"I believe he took himself to the hospital and from Fisher-Titus, he was LifeFlighted to Toledo," she added.

The victim's condition was unavailable at press time.

At 8:30 a.m., the Willard Police Department reported there was a fire at a mobile home on Pleasant Street. Willard Fire & Rescue handled the blaze.

"It was burned to the ground. ... The fire marshal was contacted," Zander said.

Nobody was home at the time of the fire. It's unknown if the incident is related to the robbery and assault.

"We brought the state in on that one. It is under investigation at this time," said fire Chief Joe Reiderman, who wasn't at the scene.

Anyone with any information about the fire is encouraged to call the Huron County Sheriff's Office at (419) 663-2828.



I heard these men beat the crap out of another man that would go around stealing and scamming people. I guess both sides had karma coming.