Brandon Morris


A Ridgeville Township man was arrested Tuesday and charged with burglary following an investigation into an incident early Monday morning.

According to Henry County Sheriff Michael Bodenbender, the sheriff’s office responded to a 9-1-1 call at 12:19 a.m. Monday from a Ridgeville Township resident who advised a male subject entered their home through a back door but fled on foot before deputies arrived. A search was conducted along with officers from Archbold Police Department and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.

Information on a suspect was received and a search warrant was served Tuesday at the residence of Brandon Morris, 22. According to Bodenbender, evidence from the crime was found at the home that connected Morris to the burglary and Morris was arrested and transported to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.

The investigation is ongoing, and Bodenbender said more charged are expected to be filed.

Morris appeared Wednesday by video in Napoleon Municipal Court for an initial appearance on one count of burglary, a second-degree felony.

He requested court-appointed counsel, and the court determined he qualified. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

A $250,000 appearance bond was set under the condition Morris submits to GPS monitoring.


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