WELLINGTON — Two men were charged after allegedly breaking into an acquaintance’s home and slapping his buttocks while he was in bed.
The alleged victim, Frank Owsley, called police at 12:05 a.m. Aug. 7 to report that he was awakened by two men, Michael McClellan, 39, and Matthew Martin, 27, who were standing over him. He told police that McClellan slapped him, and when he asked the men how they got into the home, they told him, “through the window.”
Police said Owsley had welts and redness on his buttocks from being slapped by McClellan. A check of the home on Brown Street revealed that a small window screen had been lifted up, and the microwave on the inside of the window had been moved, according to a police report.
Owsley’s girlfriend, who was at the home, told police she witnessed the attack and heard the men yelling downstairs.
Owsley told police, after the alleged attack, Martin and McClellan went downstairs and started drinking his beer. He asked the men to leave, and he told police McClellan tried to fight him.
McClellan and Martin left the house after Owsley called 911, but they told Owsley that they were joking and that they were let into the house by Owsley’s roommate, according to the report.
Owsley told police he used to be friends with McClellan and Martin, but he discontinued the friendship with them because they would get him into trouble. He said his roommate was still friends with the men, however.
The case was forwarded to the prosecutor, who approved charging McClellan and Martin in connection with the incident.
McClellan was charged with assault and burglary, and Martin was charged with burglary. Both men were ordered to have no contact with Owsley, and a preliminary hearing on the charges was set for 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at Oberlin Municipal Court.