Ravenna Township burglar found armed, but asleep, in victim's bed

Record-Courier staff report Published:

A Ravenna man is being held in the Portage County jail on an aggravated burglary charge after a Ravenna Township homeowner found him asleep on a bed inside his Jean Drive residence during an alleged burglary Monday.

Dustin S. Applegate, 31, with a last known address of 729 Sheldon St., is charged with one count of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office.

Portage County Sheriff David Doak said deputies responded just after 4 p.m. Monday to a single-wide mobile home in the 6300 block of Jean Drive in West Park Estates. The homeowner called the sheriff's office after returning home from work and finding a man, later identified as Applegate, asleep in the homeowner's bed.

Applegate allegedly was wearing the homeowner's clothes and had the man's shotgun next to him on the bed, Doak said. Applegate woke and reached for the shotgun, he said, but the homeowner was able to take it from him and detained Applegate until deputies arrived.

An investigation found that Applegate forced his way into the mobile home, had gathered items belonging to the homeowner and placed them in a backpack before falling asleep, Doak said. He was arrested, charged and taken to the Portage County jail pending arraignment.

Applegate has no prior criminal record in Portage County, according to court records.

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  • Even L.T.¬†Greg "The Llama" Johnson could solve that one!

  • "homeowner found him asleep on a bed inside his Jean Drive residence "

    Ravenna's version of Goldielocks

    What a Phutts

  • Stupid is as stupid does!

  • He was stupid to break in and steal. He was stupid to go to sleep. You cannot fix stupid.