Man Accused Of Biting, Dragging Victim During Clintonville Robbery


A man is charged with robbery after allegedly stealing from a person outside of a hardware store.

Police say the incident occurred at the Beechwold Hardware Store on North High Street on August 1 around 7:30 a.m.

George Kelly Jr., 50, allegedly tried to steal tools from inside of a minivan in the parking lot.

When the victim confronted Kelly, police said the suspect bit the victim. The police report said the victim was also dragged when he tried to stop Kelly from leaving the scene in a vehicle.

A witness recorded the license plate number and an officer spotted Kelly's car later that morning.

Police pursued the vehicle. The suspect jumped out and ran before being caught after a foot chase, according to police.

Investigators said the car Kelly was driving was reported stolen. Other stolen property from University Plaza was discovered in the car, according to police.

According to officers, the suspect repeatedly spit on them and threatened them during the arrest.

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