COLUMBIA TWP. — A Columbia Station man was arrested yesterday after he broke into one home and apparently attempted to break in to another, according to sheriff’s deputies.
Corey Wayland, 29, is charged with burglary, obstructing official business, domestic violence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies were called to Wayland’s mother and step-father’s home in the 10600 block of West River Road at about 10:30 a.m. after his step-father reported he had broken into the home and tried to get to his mother, who was hiding in a closet.
Wayland’s step-father said Wayland used a ladder to climb to a first floor roof and access the home through a window, according to a report from Lorain County sheriff’s deputies.
The step-father said that after he confronted Wayland, his daughter saw Wayland flee to a residence of family friends, and he was found hiding under a blanket in the basement at the home on Sprague Road. In that home deputies also found some clothing as well as two glass pipes, a black scale with a green leafy substance on it, foil with burnt residue on it and a syringe.
While en route to the jail, Wayland mentioned being in the area of Colfax and Dupont roads about 9:30 a.m., which happened to be the time of another burglary. A resident from the 9900 block of Dupont Road positively identified Wayland as the man who had broken into her neighbor’s home.
In the earlier burglary, the woman saw a man who appeared nervous knocking on her neighbor’s door and talking on a cell phone, the report said.
Deputies found the door locked but loose with damage to the lock, the report said.