May 30, 2016


Lorain man sentenced in home invasion

Dallas Meinhold

Dallas Meinhold

ELYRIA — A Lorain man involved in a brutal 2013 home invasion was sentenced Monday to four years in prison.

Dallas Meinhold, 26, pleaded guilty in January to kidnapping, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and felonious assault.

Meinhold and Glenn Wamsley, who is serving a three-year prison sentence in the case, forced their way into the Lorain home of Derek Brown on Jan. 16, 2013, police said.

According to Lorain police, Wamsley posed as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent when Brown’s girlfriend, Eleea Dittmer, answered the door. He and Meinhold then forced their way inside, spraying Dittmer with pepper spray.

She was dragged upstairs by Wamsley, while Meinhold beat Brown. Dittmer later managed to get to a phone and call police, who arrested both men as they were looting the house while Brown was lying bloody on the kitchen floor.