ELYRIA — A Lorain man and woman were arrested Thursday after a homeowner interrupted a burglary in progress, according to a press release from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.
Jeffrey Saunders, 37, and Rachel Adams, 26, both of Lorain, face multiple charges in connection with the burglary of a home in the 8500 block of Baumhart Road in Brownhelm Township.
The owner of the home called the sheriff’s office at 2:41 p.m. to report a white female and white male were removing items from the home as the homeowner pulled into the driveway, according to the release. The homeowner reported the white male was in possession of a handgun.
Multiple deputies from the sheriff’s office, the Lorain County Metro Parks Rangers and Ohio State Highway Patrol responded. The homeowner reported the suspects fled on foot into a bean field to the east of the home.
Saunders was arrested shortly after deputies arrived. A loaded .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun was recovered nearby.
Adams ran off, and was found lying in the bean field near the 49000 block of Middle Ridge Road.
Saunders and Adams were both incarcerated in the Lorain County Jail and charged in Vermilion Municipal Court.
Saunders was charged with burglary, breaking and entering, theft of a firearm, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, weapons under disability and tampering with evidence. Adams was charged with complicity to burglary, complicity to breaking and entering, tampering with evidence and possession of drug abuse instruments.