GROVE – An Afton man appeared in Delaware County Court Wednesday to answer burglary complaints charging that he allegedly broke into a Grove business.
Joshua Blake Cousin, 27, remains in the Delaware County jail on complaints of second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest.
According to the Delaware County Sheriff’s office bail has not been set.
He is accused of breaking into the Dollar General Store, said Grove Police Chief Mark Morris.
Grove police arrived at the store around 4 a.m. on Tuesday in response to a complaint citing the activation of a motion alarm in the store’s office.
Police saw Cousin, who was wearing a camouflage coat, run from the building into a wooded area behind the store.
During the pursuit, Cousin’s fell down and begin to fight with police in attempt to escape.
Police also found at the store four sheet metal screws that had been removed and a cut in the sheet metal allowing a person to “bend it back to gain access to the office sheet rock wall.”
While Cousins was being booked-in at the Grove Police department, officers found several burglary-type tools in Cousin’s pockets, including a Wyandotte Casino Credit card “with marks resembling (those that would occur) being used to open locked doors.”