Kenton Man Facing Numerous Charges After Weekend Arrest

Posted on September 14, 2020

A Kenton  man was arrested over the weekend in connection with numerous burglaries and breaking and entering cases in Kenton.


According to a release from Kenton Police Chief Dennis Musser, a plain clothes Kenton police officer spotted 36 year old Cory Gaukin in the parking lot of Crazy Bubbles, located at 220 South Main Street.


The suspect was being sought in connection to several recent burglaries, breaking and entering and theft cases.


Uniformed officers were contacted and responded immediately.


Upon attempting to apprehend Gaukin, who was thought to be under the influence of methamphetamine, he refused to comply and resisted arrest.


At one point, Gaukin attempted to retrieve a knife from his pocket, and that’s when K9 Christo was deployed to assist in the apprehension.


Gaukin was taken into custody and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital and then to Riverside Hospital in Columbus for treatment of injuries sustained in the arrest.


The officers as well as Christo were not injured.


Gaukin has an extensive criminal history beginning in 2004 that spans several counties in Ohio, for crimes such as kidnapping, domestic violence, burglary, safecracking and trafficking in narcotics.

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