2 arrested after burglary, pistol whipping in Dayton

Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 3:47 PM

Couple arrested after burglary, pistol whipping in Dayton

Two people were booked into jail on aggravated burglary charges after a woman and her boyfriend reportedly broke into a man's home, pointed a gun at him and demanded money. 

According to police reports, Jake Abston, 30, and Sara Rhoades, 23, both of Dayton, broke into the Philadelphia Street residence around 6 a.m. Monday.

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When the man went downstairs Rhoades reportedly began arguing with him. Abston then allegedly approached him from behind and hit him over the head with a handgun, causing the man to fall, the report read. 

Once the man got back up, Abston allegedly pointed the gun at him and demanded money, the report read. 

Abston and Rhoades are accused of repeatedly hitting the man and fleeing the home after a neighbor entered the house to help the victim, according to the report. 

The man reported two gunshots fired before the pair left in a white GMC Yukon. 

Police later located the vehicle on Hoch Street and took Abston and Rhoades into custody, the report showed. 

Police reported the man had a visible knot and dried blood on his forehead, as well multiple little cuts. 

The front door of the residence was reportedly damaged, according to the report. 

Abston is facing an additional weapons charge.

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