November 21, 2014

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Man jailed after alleged assault on teen girl

MONTVILLE TWP. — An 18-year-old Medina man is in jail on an aggravated burglary charge for allegedly assaulting a teenage girl earlier this month.

Sgt. Terry Grice said officers responded to the 6300 block of Highland Green the morning of Oct. 17 after the girl reportedly ran to a neighbor’s home and the neighbor called 911.

Grice said the girl had abrasions on her face, neck and knees and was transported to Medina Hospital, where she was treated and released.

At the scene, another neighbor told police a man ran from the victim’s home. After a brief foot pursuit, police caught William Dillon, 18, 339 Brookland Drive, and arrested him on an assault charge, Grice said.

The altercation reportedly occurred after Dillon entered the girl’s home while she was alone and accused her of cheating on him.

He demanded to see her cell phone and then allegedly started assaulting her, Grice said.

When the girl attempted to flee, Dillon reportedly would pin her down or block the door, the sergeant said.

The house was in an “obvious state of disarray,” Grice said, indicating there had been a struggle.

Dillon was released on bond on the assault charge, Grice said, but a grand jury later indicted him on aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony.

Police arrested Dillon for a second time on Oct. 24 on the latter charge.

They reportedly found Dillon attempting to hide from police in the back of a vehicle at a local hotel, Grice said.

Common Pleas court records show a temporary protection order is pending against Dillon.

Dillon was being held in the Medina County Jail on $50,000 bond Friday, a jail spokesman said.

Contact Kaitlin Bushinski at (330) 721-4050 or kbushinski@medina-gazette.com.