AVON, Ohio (WJW) -- A man was arrested and charged with violating Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order.
According to an incident report from the Avon Police Department, on Tuesday afternoon police responded to a business on Detroit Road for a shoplifting report. The caller told police a “known shoplifter that tends to take electronics” was in the store. The caller said the suspect was running out of the store with merchandise.
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Eric Bates, of Lorain, was taken into custody and booked in the Lorain County Jail, charged with theft, obstructing, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violating governor’s orders.
Beginning at 11:59 p.m. Monday, DeWine ordered Ohioans to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, except for essential reasons.