Kettering assaults suspect indicted on formal charges

Wesley Gates (Montgomery County Jail).
Wesley Gates (Montgomery County Jail).

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The man accused of breaking into a woman’s home and assaulting her has been indicted on formal charges Friday.

Wesley Gates faces multiple charges of kidnapping, felonious assault and aggravated burglary.

(WDTN Photo/Mike Burianek)
(WDTN Photo/Mike Burianek)

Gates is accused of breaking into a home with a gun in the area of Endover Road and Lanbury Drive and assaulting a woman inside the home. Kettering Police previously told 2 NEWS that another woman in the house at the time grabbed what police believe was a baseball bat and hit Gates, causing Gates to run from the home.

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

He was found 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.

The victim in the assault was released from the hospital last week and is expected to recover. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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