CLEVELAND (WJW) — A convicted felon who was out of prison for 36 days is now indicted on several charges after prosecutors said he broke into a teacher’s home while she was teaching remotely.
The woman was teaching a student on Nov. 23 when the crime took place.
“My kid is on a Zoom session and we live in Kirtland and the teacher that teaches my son, somebody broke into her house, like we saw it all on the Zoom,” the student’s father told a Lake County police dispatcher. “I guess my wife heard the man say, Get on the floor, I am going to cut your [—-] throat.”
The family didn’t know the teacher’s address but they had a phone number. Lake County officials acted quickly, found out where she lived and called Cleveland Police.
The teacher was able to let her dogs out of a room and they chased the suspect out of the house. A man doing repair work on Baltic Road helped the teacher chase the armed suspect and they were able to detain him until police arrived.
The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Charles Derosett, was indicted by a Cuyahoga County grand jury Wednesday on several charges including aggravated robbery and felonious assault.
Derosett is accused of robbing the teacher at knifepoint, Cleveland.com reports. He is scheduled for his initial court appearance Monday, Dec. 7, Cleveland.com reports. He was held in Cuyahoga County Jail without bond.