PIQUA — A man is facing burglary and fleeing from police charges after allegedly forcing his way into a home over the weekend.
Kendall J. Peters, 25, of West Portsmouth, was charged with fourth-degree felony burglary, fourth-degree felony failure to comply with a police officer, second-degree misdemeanor resisting arrest, and fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal trespass over the weekend. Peters was arraigned on Monday.
According to Piqua police reports, Peters forced his way into a residence on North College Street on Friday night. Peters also knew the occupant of the home. He then reportedly left in a vehicle and took off from a traffic stop. Peters was also reportedly driving with a suspended license.
Peters is currently being held in the Miami County Jail on a total of $15,500 bond.
In other news:
After an incident on Sunday, Michael E. Butts, 27, of Piqua, was charged with fourth-degree felony assault, fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and minor misdemeanor drug possession. The incident began when there was a report of Butts having a gun at Z’s Food and Spirits on Sunday at around 2:15 a.m., according to Piqua police reports. An officer noted that Butts did not have a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
There was no weapon found on Butts, but he acted disorderly while officers detained him, according to Piqua police reports. Butts also reportedly attempted to head butt one of the officers before yelling at the officer and calling the officer names when Butts was taken into custody. Butts was also reportedly found in possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Butts was arraigned on Monday, and he posted surety bond that same day.
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