ALLIANCE — Two Portage County men found at a defunct rubber band factory told police they'd gone there to find a safe place to have sex — "away from their girlfriends," according to Capt. John Jenkins.
Then, after they were charged with trespassing and released, one of them returned to the factory with a pair of bolt cutters, the captain said.
Police responded with a Taser.
Ravenna residents Anthony Beachum, 27, and Ricky Broyles, 30, were initially arrested at 12:39 a.m. Thursday at the Crest Rubber company, 633 N. Union Ave. They reportedly told police the factory was a "safe place" to engage in sexual relations away from the women, according to Jenkins and Stark County Jail records.
Jenkins said the men were arrested, taken to police headquarters, charged with trespassing and released on their own recognizance.
Then Beachum returned to the factory, breaking into a fenced-in area about 4 a.m., Jenkins said.
Jail records show that Beachum ran from police, who fired a Taser. But the barbs did not penetrate his clothing and he continued to flee until police caught up and arrested him.
According to jail records, officers believe Beachum had been trying to steal industrial wire.
Stark County court records show Beachum was jailed on charges of breaking and entering, criminal tools possession, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and criminal aggravated trespassing. He was released from the jail later Thursday on his own recognizance pending an Alliance Municipal Court hearing.
The court records also show Broyles has been charged with breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools and obstructing official business, but he was not jailed.
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