April 19, 2014

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Oberlin man charged with robbery

OBERLIN — An Oberlin man was being held on charges that he tried to rob an Oberlin College student.

Brandon Schneider, 18, faces one count each of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and receiving stolen property, according to records at Oberlin Municipal Court.

Oberlin police responded the evening of Sept. 12 to East Hall when students reported an armed robbery, according to a news release.

Residents reported that a man was in the room speaking with them when he tried to take items from the room, according to police.

When confronted, the man produced a handgun and began waving the weapon before striking a male student in the head and running, according to police.

College spokesman Scott Wargo said no one was treated after the incident, which occurred about 10 p.m.

“They got into a scuffle, and this suspect struck the student with an unloaded BB gun,” Wargo said.

The college sent students a security alert about the incident with reminders to make sure they lock their doors, Wargo said.

Police investigated and, two days later, Schneider was taken into custody at his residence on Oberlin-Elyria Road. He was booked into Lorain County Jail, where he was being held Wednesday night on a $41,000 bond.

The case against Schneider has been bound over to a Lorain County grand jury to consider.

After turning 18 on Jan. 20, Schneider has been charged in four separate cases, according to documents filed in Oberlin Municipal Court.

Three days after becoming an adult, he was charged with criminal trespassing.

He was again in trouble on June 24 and faces charges of obstructing official business and menacing.

On Aug. 2, he was charged with obstructing official business, possession of marijuana and purchasing or consuming alcoholic beverages while underage.

Contact Cindy Leise at 329-7245 or cleise@chroniclet.com.