Portage County sheriff's detectives arrested a Nelson man Thursday for allegedly stealing money from his 87-year-old neighbor, knocking her down and breaking her hip in the process, during a robbery at the woman's home on Tuesday.
David A. Warner, 29, of 11511 S.R. 88 in Nelson, is charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. Currently in custody at the Portage County jail, he will be arraigned today in Portage County Municipal Court in Ravenna, according to sheriff's detective Lt. Greg Johnson.
Sheriff's detectives conducted an investigation after the alleged home invasion in the 11200 block of S.R. 88, according to the sheriff's office.
Warner allegedly knocked down Bailey when she answered the door to her home at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Wearing a cloth over his face, he allegedly took an undisclosed amount of money from Bailey's purse and fled on foot.
Johnson said Warner knew Bailey, and had done "miscellaneous housework" at her home.
"She was familiar with him, and he was familiar with her," Johnson said. "The sad part is, if he had asked her for money, she probably would have given it to him."
Warner also is a heroin addict, Johnson said. After Warner left her home with the money, Johnson said, he went and bought heroin with it.
Bailey will remain hospitalized for several days before she goes to rehabilitation, Johnson said.
"She's in good spirits," he said.
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