August 29, 2014

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Suspects charged with stealing gun from Russia Road home

Lorain County Sheriff's Deputies talk to one of the suspects arrested at Burger King on Broad Street. The vehicle in the background was taken from the scene. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Lorain County Sheriff’s Deputies talk to one of the suspects arrested at Burger King on Broad Street. The vehicle in the background was taken from the scene. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – Three suspects in a home burglary were apprehended Wednesday at the Burger King on Broad Street in Elyria, according to Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Josh Croston.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residential alarm at 10:18 a.m. Wednesday at 46177 Russia Road, Elyria. Deputies discovered the home had been burglarized, and said a .357 Magnum handgun was taken from the home, Croston said.

A witness who said his family owned the house said he saw a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway, and provided deputies with a description of the vehicle and its occupants, according to Croston.

A short time later, a deputy on patrol spotted the vehicle at Burger King in downtown Elyria, Croston said. The occupants – Erica Blackburn, 31, Prentiss Thomas, 44, and Tiko Harris, 40 — were detained and questioned.

Information was obtained from the suspects, and a search warrant was executed at 573 Willow Park Drive in Elyria. The handgun reported stolen from the Russia Road home was recovered, and the home’s occupant, Johnny Golson, 42, was arrested, according to Croston.

Blackburn, Prentiss and Harris were charged with burglary and theft of a firearm. All three were scheduled to be arraigned in Oberlin Municipal Court Thursday.

Golson was charged with receiving stolen property and having weapons under disability. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Elyria Municipal Court Thursday.

  • Logdog39

    Good Police work, well done, Lorain County Sheriff Dept. and Elyria Police Dept ! Now let’s see if the Court does its job. We all know that Probation is a joke !

  • KZ14

    Round and round we go with dirt bags. They deserve each other.

  • Mark

    Good job all around! The witness who was attentive – and came forward, the police for being so vigilent (sp), and the judge for providing a search warrant. Also have to give kudo’s to the thieves for being inept and making it easy (parking in the driveway, stealing so close to home, etc etc. NOT that it’s right to do it the other ways!)

  • ktg123

    These low lifes are going to push their luck a little to far one day and end up on the wrong end of that gun ! ! One of these individual’s has a rap sheet a mile long. She broke into my residence, gee…. Sure would be nice to see a real sentence handed out !… 5 yrs. min. !!! 10 yrs. would be more like it!
    I WILL BE WACTHING !!!!