A Willard man has been bound over to the Huron County Grand Jury on two first degree felony charges stemming from his arrest on June 24.

Nathan Ramey, 22, 413 St. Marys St., has been charged with a first degree count each of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary in Norwalk Municipal Court. He is also charged with a first degree misdemeanor charge of assault and a second degree misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

According to the Willard Police Department, a call was received on June 24 just before 5 p.m. from a woman on St. Marys Street. She told police her boyfriend was at the residence.

Before officers arrived, Ramey fled from the home. Willard Police Chief Shannon Chaffins said Ramey reportedly entered a nearby home. The homeowner, who is in his 80s, was working outside.

When the homeowner entered the residence, Chaffins said he found Ramey and confronted him. The homeowner told police he was assaulted by the man in his home (Ramey). The man had also allegedly stolen several items, including a firearm.

Ramey fled into the woods north of the home, Chaffins said shortly after the arrest. EMS was called for the homeowner who refused treatment.

A search was conducted with officers from the Willard Police Department, the Huron County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Chaffins noted that an alert was sent out cautioning residents to remain inside and to not confront the subject.

Chaffins said Ramey was found just before 8:30 p.m. after police received a tip saying they thought the person police were looking for was on Spring Street.

“After a brief struggle, Ramey was arrested,” Chaffins noted. “Several items, including the stolen firearm were recovered.”

At a hearing on July 1 in Norwalk Municipal Court, Ramey was bound over the grand jury on both felonies.

Ramey is set for a jury trial on Oct. 2 in Norwalk Municipal Court on the misdemeanor charges. He remains incarcerated in the Huron County Jail.

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