Man accused of burglarizing Springfield home, hit with prosthetic leg


A Springfield man used his prosthetic leg to defend himself from someone who wouldn’t leave his home and he claimed hit him.

Melvin W. Gilbreath, 58, of Columbus, pleaded not guilty to a burglary charge in the Clark County Municipal Court on Monday morning. Bond was set at $5,000.

MORE: ‘Savage’ Springfield man arrested, allegedly bit man’s ear

Springfield police officers were called to a Rose Street home on a report of a burglary about 5 a.m. Monday. It was the third time police had been called to that address in the previous two hours and allegedly already had told Gilbreath to leave, according to a police report.

MORE CRIME: Springfield man accused of trying to steal beer three times in one day

Gilbreath was sitting on the couch when police arrived. The victim told Gilbreath to leave earlier in the night but he allegedly refused, according to police.

The victim had blood running down his lip and told police Gilbreath allegedly hit him while entering the home. Gilbreath had a cut on his hairline and blood was running down his forehead, the report said. The victim removed his prosthetic leg and hit him with it, according to the police report. Both refused medical treatment.

Gilbreath was taken to the Clark County Jail.

3 QUICK CRIME READS

Springfield man accused of arson, burning truck behind Bechtle store

Springfield inmate allegedly had carfentanil inside Clark County Jail

New Carlisle man accused of having more than 60 used syringes in car



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Crime

Missing brothers: Pittsburgh police searching for 2 boys who disappeared Friday
Missing brothers: Pittsburgh police searching for 2 boys who disappeared Friday

Pittsburgh police are seeking assistance in finding two brothers.  Police said Amier Windsor, 12, and Robert Windsor Jr., 11, went missing about 5 p.m. Friday. >> Read more trending news  According to a news release, the two brothers are known to frequent the Brookline area.  Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts ...
Student of the Week Urbana High School
Student of the Week Urbana High School

Name: Cassidy James School: Urbana High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Extra-curricular: Softball, soccer and basketball Claim to fame/honors: Art Words you live by: “Every little bit helps.” Toughest challenge: Getting through senior year Biggest influence: My mom School-day rituals: Get up, eat breakfast, learn, go to practice, then come home...
Athlete of the Week Urbana High School
Athlete of the Week Urbana High School

Name: Kaleb Bowdle School: Urbana High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Sports: Baseball, football Claim to fame/honors: Two time 1st team all CBC, 2nd team all CBC, honorable mention all Miami Valley, 2nd team all Miami Valley, 1st team all Miami Valley, two time Team MVP Maxpreps Ohio Athlete of the Week Words you live by: “Live life like a 3-1 count...
Regular exercise can prevent older adults from falling, study says
Regular exercise can prevent older adults from falling, study says

Falls and fractures among older adults can lead to long-term disabilities. However, doctors have now found a simple solution to avoid accidents: regular exercise.  Researchers from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recently conducted a review, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, to determine the best...
Man intentionally ran mother, 80, off road, deputies say
Man intentionally ran mother, 80, off road, deputies say

A man intentionally ran his 80-year-old mother off the road Thursday as she was trying to drive to the sheriff’s office to get help, investigators said.  Roger Wayne Lincoln, 58, crashed into his mother’s car around 6 p.m. He was driving in a red 1999 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am as she was driving to the Payette County Sheriff&rsquo...
More Stories