MACEDONIA — The case of a Cleveland man chased from the garage of a Maple Court home and tackled in the woods by a resident was sent to a Summit County grand jury on Friday, according to Stow Municipal Court records.
Raymond A. Spurlock, 33, is charged with first-degree felony burglary, fifth-degree felony attempted burglary, first-degree misdemeanor assault and other charges after a resident found Spurlock in his attached garage around 11:45 a.m. on Feb. 6.
The homeowner told police he found Spurlock in his vehicle when he entered the garage. When confronted, Spurlock ran and the homeowner chased him down toward Indian Creek. When they got down to the creek, Spurlock allegedly punched him in the side of the face. The homeowner said he then tackled Spurlock and held him until police arrived.
The man’s wife meanwhile called police, who went to the creek and found Spurlock face down on the ground with the homeowner sitting on his back.
Police said EMS evaluated the homeowner for swelling and a small laceration on his cheek.
Police said Spurlock told them he was trying to start the vehicle to get warm.
Spurlock had apparently driven to Maple Court with a woman in a stolen vehicle, which police found abandoned on another Maple Court property stuck in some mud. Police determined an arrest warrant had been issued for Spurlock after the vehicle was reported stolen in Walton Hills a week earlier
Police found the woman walking along South Bedford Road near Bluejay Trail, south of Maple Court. She said she had been with Spurlock, but was not charged.
Spurlock was also charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass, drug paraphernalia possession, operating a vehicle without a driver’s license, and reckless operation of a vehicle off the roadway.
According to court records, Spurlock entered a felony no plea to the felonies and he pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanors at his Feb. 7 arraignment. He was being held in Summit County Jail on a 10 percent of $100,000 bond as of Monday. An attorney for Spurlock could not immediately be identified.
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