MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Police arrested a suspected burglar and a homeowner after a Monday morning home invasion, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.
Kyle Hughes, 26, broke into Paul Koren’s home on Buffalo Ridge Road at about 12:30 a.m., authorities said. Hughes and two other suspects pistol whipped the 70-year-old and tried to tie him to his bed using zip ties.
Two of the suspects ran into the woods near the house. Deputies found Hughes attempting to hide in an unplugged freezer. First responders transported Koren and Hughes to the hospital.
Koren was charged with possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs and cultivation of marijuana. Hughes was charged with kidnapping, felonious assault and aggravated burglary.
Both Koren and Hughes are being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center.
Anyone with information should call the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office at 513-825-1500 or Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.