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Man accused of attacking 3 women in Tremont facing aggravated burglary charge

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Nov 04, 2020

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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