CLEVELAND — A man accused of attacking three women in Tremont last month appeared in Cleveland Municipal Court Wednesday morning on a felony burglary charge.
Kevin Ballard, 27, was arrested on Monday after nearly a month as a fugitive wanted for abduction, aggravated burglary, kidnapping and gross sexual imposition following incidents that occurred in Tremont.
Ballard is in custody on an aggravated burglary charge. The charge is a first-degree felony. He is being held in jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond, according to court records.
Police said that in October, Ballard followed a woman leaving a coffee shop, grabbed her and attempted to pull her when she threw her coffee on him. He then fled the scene.
He later approached a woman on a porch and pushed her inside of the residence, strangling her, police said. The woman screamed and fought Ballard off, and he fled in a vehicle.
Authorities also say Ballard allegedly sexually assaulted a woman later that day at a Target on West 117th Street.
Ballard has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 17.
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