Hiram Township man pleads guilty to November 2012 Nelson home invasion

Admitted 2012 home invasion, assault of 87-year-old woman

By Dave O'Brien | staff writer Published:

A former Hiram Township man faces three to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to burglarizing a Nelson woman's home last year, assaulting her and leaving the 87-year-old with a broken hip.

David A. Warner, 29, with a last known address of 11511 S.R. 88, recently pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, in Portage County Common Pleas Court. His sentencing hearing will be held at 9 a.m. March 1, in Judge Laurie Pittman's courtroom.

Portage County sheriff's detectives said Warner's heroin addiction led him to commit a daylight burglary at the home of Dorothy J. Bailey, 87, in the 11200 block of S.R. 88 on Nov. 13.

Lt. Greg Johnson said Bailey answered the door at about 3:30 p.m. and was knocked down by Warner, who was wearing a cloth over his face. He took cash from her purse and fled, Johnson said.

Bailey was hospitalized for a broken hip. She knew Warner, who had done work at her home, Johnson said.

Warner used the stolen money to buy heroin, according to Johnson.

Warner also faces a charge of complicity to breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly helping his girlfriend, Cassie L. Brown, 23, and Kyle D. Carter, 22, with a last known address of 9800 Hemlock Lane, Nelson, break into his former residence on Sept. 22, 2012. A trial in that case is scheduled for April 2 in Judge John Enlow's courtroom, according to court records.

Brown, a mother of two, remains in the Portage County jail on $100,000 cash bond awaiting trial on one count each of complicity to aggravated burglary and complicity to aggravated robbery, both first-degree felonies, complicity to felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and complicity to theft, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly helping Warner commit the crime.

Indicted in October 2007 on two counts of complicity to trafficking in cocaine, both fifth-degree felonies, Brown pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and was granted court-ordered drug treatment by Judge John Enlow in June 2008, according to court records. She violated the terms of Enlow's orders and in November 2008 was placed on three years probation, according to court records.

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  • So Dale K and Greg J were out drinking one night! Dale watches as Greg gets up from the bar and stumbles for the bathroom. A few minutes, a loud, blood curdling scream is heard. A few minutes after that, another loud scream reverberates through the bar. Then major kelly goes in to investigate why DT Greg is screaming. "What's all the screaming about in here?" Major Kelly asks! "I'm jus' sittin' here on the toilet, dalesss" slurs drunk Greg, "and every time I try to flush, sumthin' comes up and squeezes the **** out of my balls." With that, dale looks in and says, "You idiot! You're sitting on the mop bucket!"

  • Let's buy us a new transport bus! Thank gosh the commissioners have control over the Sheriff's spending! How many prisoners need to be transported? Thank you to the commssioners for seeing through the fleecing that Dale "CHAOS" Kelly is trying to implement! Keep this maniac under control, Lord knows that Sheriff Doak is weak and cannot reverse what he has supported.

  • It is becoming a common theme to all these crimes all over the county. Bad guy has a heroin addiction. Let's hope our police and sheriffs catch on to this common theme and take some action already. Enough is enough!!

  • Can't wait to see all the cruisers that the sheriff ordered 10 months ago get some use!!! They have been sitting at the motor-pool rusting away! What a waste of our tax money! Instead of having 4 portage county sherif deputies on the payroll sitting at the drug task force they could be patrolling our streets in them parked cruisers!!! But you cowards aren't that smart!!!!!

  • Another case of drug defense gets probation in Portage County’s No Justice system.

  • @ CENTS... That's NOT very funny making fun of window lickers! They can't help that they look and act like tards! They are trying their hardest to go above and beyond the smell of dookie, but they just can't dodge it!! Everything the touch turns to $hit ... PLEASE CENTS LEAVE RE-RE(dale)AND RE-RUN (larry)ALONE!

  • Heroin not meth fueled this crime. Thanksssssssssss L.T. Johnsssson! Maybe you could assssist the Tassssk Force. It sounds like the work program for the inmates is becoming very successful. They now know where the new Drug Task Force is located thanks to Major "CHAOS" Kelly! Why would you use the inmates to assist, in in any way, a move to such a secret location? Maybe we should change his name to Major "INNEPTNESS"? I guess since you are just cleanin' up meth labs you don't need to be secretive? especially when your too skeert to buy drugs. Just makes "CENTS"!