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Man who tried to break into Springfield Township home, leaving a mother terrified, pleads guilty

Posted: 1:13 PM, Oct 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-01 17:13:06Z

A man who attempted to break into a Springfield Township home earlier this year, leaving a young mother terrified, has pleaded guilty to several charges on Monday.

Robert Stauffer pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and carrying a concealed weapon, according to the Summit County Prosecutor's Office.

On Jan. 4, Stauffer tried to enter a home in the 2800 block of Old Home Road.

Ashley Wargo, 24, said her husband was working at the time and two of their children were sleeping when the doorbell rang.

"My husband always tells me, 'Don't open the door.' I opened the door and he was hiding against my house," Wargo said.

At the time of the incident, Wargo told the operator that Stauffer tried to bust down the door.

Officers were on scene within two minutes and eventually brought him into custody where he was held in Summit County Jail.

Stauffer's sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 13 at 9 a.m.