Police find man tied up in Butler County garage

A man was arrested in Fairfield Twp. on Sunday after police responded to a call from a home where they found the owner tied up in the garage.

Arthur C. Morris Jr., 37, of Cleveland, was arrested at a home in the 5900 block of Beaty Lane in Fairfield Twp. He was charged with aggravated burglary, kidnapping, felonious assault and drug possession and was transported to the Butler County Jail, according to the police department.

Fairfield Twp. Police were dispatched to the Beaty Lane home around 4:15 a.m. after receiving a call from a woman who lived at the residence.

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The woman said she heard her father, who is the homeowner, arguing with someone. When the woman realized something was wrong, she fled the house and called 911, she told police.

When officers arrived they heard noises coming from the garage, which is where they found the homeowner bound and bleeding.

The homeowner told police he encountered Morris at the back of his house and said Morris struck him multiple times with an object before dragging him to the garage. The man was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Anyone with information regarding Morris or the crimes he’s charged with can call detectives at 513-785-4178.

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