Akron man indicted in Cuyahoga Falls burglary, abduction

From staff reports Published:

An Akron man has been indicted on felony charges including burglary and abduction after allegedly breaking into a woman's home in Cuyahoga Falls and preventing her and her sister from leaving. Todd A. Ellerson, 32, was arrested by Cuyahoga Falls Police at a Prange Drive apartment on Nov. 28, 2012, and charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated menacing, criminal trespassing, domestic violence and abduction, according to the police report.

Summit County Jail records show he was also charged with probation violation and drug trafficking.

According to the police report, Ellerson entered the woman's apartment without her permission at 2:15 a.m. and refused to leave. Once inside, he threatened to harm the woman and her sister, an Akron resident.

When the Falls woman continued to ask Ellerson to leave, he grabbed her by the neck and dragged her upstairs, the report said. The sister then called police, at which time Ellerson threatened their lives if they told the police where he was, according to the report .

The police report further stated that the sister "felt that she was restricted and being held against her will." Ellerson was "arrested on scene the night of the call by patrol officers," police said.

The case was bound over to a Summit County Grand Jury, which indicted Ellerson on charges of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; two counts of abduction, a third-degree felony; aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor; and two counts of domestic violence, one a first-degree misdemeanor and the other a fourth-degree misdemeanor. The indictment, which was filed Jan. 16, did not include the criminal trespassing, probation or drug charges.

A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Feb. 4. Bond was set at $50,000, according to court records. Ellerson is in the Summit County Jail.

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