Police: Man who broke into home, assaulted homeowner in custody

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KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Kettering Police Department took a man into custody after they say he assaulted a person in their home.

John Jung of the Kettering Police Department said Wednesday, Wesley Gates broke into a home with a gun in the area of Endover Road and Lanbury Drive and assaulted a woman inside the home. Jung said another woman in the house at the time grabbed what police believe was a baseball bat and hit Gates, causing him to run from the home.

Police dogs were already in the area and were able to respond quickly, finding Gates a block away hiding in some bushes. Gates was arrested and taken to the hospital. Police say they found the weapon Gates had with him Wednesday afternoon.

While police searched for Gates, a Code Red alert was sent to residents and schools in the area. The schools were placed on lockdown and residents were warned to stay inside and keep their eyes open for the suspect.

Jung also told 2 NEWS Gates was released from prison in the last few days and returned to the neighborhood because he had previously lived in the area. Jung said Gates and the woman he assaulted knew each other but he did not know the nature of the relationship.

Gates was taken to the hospital to have his injuries examined before being taken to jail. Police say they are still investigating and charges will follow.

To sign up for Code Red alerts, click here.

Kettering Police posted on their Facebook page Wednesday morning warning people about the man they are looking for,



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