Middletown police have charged several teenagers after guns were stolen from a home.
Police say the teens allegedly broke into a home in the 3200 block of Wilbraham Road on Monday and stole two guns, made two 14-year-old boys lay on the floor and then beat one of the boys in the head.
The next day, police found two men matching the description of the suspects in a vehicle. There was a chase and the suspect’s vehicle crashed in the Wendy’s parking lot on North Verity Parkway, police said.
Jakaleb Silas, 18, of Middletown, was charged with aggravated burglary and Sidique Bailey, 19, at large, was charged with aggravated burglary, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, fleeing and eluding, and reckless operation.
A 17-year-old, of Middletown, was responsible for striking the 14-year-old with a pistol, police said. When taken into custody, the teen was in possession of a stolen hand gun from a prior home invasion in Columbus, police said. He was charged with aggravated burglary, felonious assault, and receiving stolen property.
A 13-year-old who lives in Middletown had repeatedly asked the homeowner to sell him a gun, but the man refused, police said. The teen suspected there were multiple guns in the home and convinced two other subjects to commit the burglary, police said. He was charged with aggravated burglary.
Jack Mikesell, 19, of Middletown, helped the 13-year-old plan the burglary and he was charged with aggravated burglary, police said.
The investigation revealed that some of the individuals involved in the aggravated burglary wanted the weapons to rob a drug dealer, police said.