Washington Township Man Indicted for String of Burglaries and Assault on Jail Staff



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Thursday, June 29, 2017                                                                                                                              (513)732-7648   


On 6-29-17, a resident of Washington Township, Clermont County was indicted by the Clermont County Grand Jury for a series burglaries and breaking & entering’s within Tate, Franklin, Monroe, and Washington Townships in Clermont County.

Kevin Weber, age 30, has been indicted on 4 counts of  Burglary, felonies of the 2nd degree; 4 counts of Theft of a Firearm, felonies of the 3rd degree; 2 counts of Breaking and Entering, felonies of the 5th degree; 1 count of Theft, felony of the 5th degree; 3 counts of Forgery, felony of the 5th degree; 1 count of Felonious Assault, felony of the 2nd degree; 1 count of Assault, felony of the 4th degree; 1 count of Kidnapping, felony of the 1st degree; and 1 count of Escape, felony of the 2nd degree.

Beginning in January of 2017, Tate, Franklin, Monroe, and Washington Townships experienced a significant increase in residential burglaries and breaking & entering of detached garages. Property stolen from these residences include firearms, jewelry, various types of lawn equipment and power tools. The investigation identified several persons of interest to include Kevin Weber. Detectives interviewed Weber who admitted to committing several Burglary and Breaking & Entering offenses to support his heroin and methamphetamine addiction between June 2014 and May 2017.  

Weber has been incarcerated in the Clermont County Jail since June 10, 2017, for burglary and a municipal bench warrant for possessing drug abuse instruments. On June 17, 2017, Weber attacked a Clermont County Corrections Officer and nurse in an effort to escape from the Clermont County Jail. Weber was subdued by Jail staff without further incident and no serious injuries were reported.

Kevin Weber is currently incarcerated in the Clermont County Jail and is being held without bond.  Weber will appear in Clermont County Common Pleas Court on Friday, July 1, 2017, at 8:30 am for his arraignment.

 Kevin Weber, Age 30