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Man suspected in string of Cleveland burglaries, three family members now in custody

CLEVELAND– The man accused of burglarizing homes in at least two Cleveland neighborhoods
was taken into custody Wednesday morning.

Glen Adkins (Photo courtesy: Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force)

Glen Otto Adkins, 20, was wanted for charges including felonious assault, assault of a police officer and burglary. Cleveland police said members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force caught him at the Red Roof Inn in Independence.

According to U.S. Marshals, Adkins fled from police and dragged an officer on Sept. 20. He’s also suspected in about 20 burglaries in Old Brooklyn and Slavic Village.

Authorities also arrested Adkins’ mother, Mary Leach, and two of his younger brothers. Leach and one of the juveniles were wanted for assault on a police officer, while the second brother was sought for escape and other felonies.

“I would like to thank the community for their invaluable assistance in this case and recognize Cleveland Council President Kevin Kelley and Councilman Tony Brancatelli for putting up reward money out of their own pockets to help catch this fugitive who was victimizing their neighborhoods,” said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott, in a news release.

Earlier this week, Brancatelli and Kelley offered up a reward for Adkins’ whereabouts.

“His family was breaking into a number of houses both on the east side and on the west side. And the volume, the repeated nature of house after house really set off the alarm, and this crime spree had to be brought to an end, so we thought we would raise the ante,” Brancatelli said.