Wadsworth City councilman Lee Potts, 32, was arrested by Wadsworth police on Sept. 6th on charges of aggravated burglary and burglary. The charges stem from an incident that occurred at a home on Chestnut Street in February.
His girlfriend, Alyssa Biedron, 24, was also arrested on the same charges plus menacing stemming from the incident.
Back in February, Wadsworth Police Chief Randall Reinke told the Medina Gazette that Potts and Biedron went to the Chestnut Street home where a tenant lived and had permission to be there to pick something up.
“While they were there, they allegedly entered the residence without permission,” Reinke previously told the Gazette.
The Wadsworth Police Department investigation of this matter was initially referred to a special prosecutor from the City of Medina Law Department. This led to Potts being charged with Criminal Trespass and Biedron with Criminal Trespass and Disorderly Conduct in March. After further review of the case, these charges were dismissed and the case was referred to Medina County Prosecutor Forrest Thompson, who recused himself and requested a special prosecutor from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office be appointed.
The special prosecutor presented the case to a Medina County grand jury on Sept. 4 and the jurors indicted Potts and Biedron which led to the warrants for their arrest being issued.
Bond for Potts and Biedron have been set at $50,000. They are behind bars in the Medina County Jail.
Meanwhile, the Wadsworth City Administration has released a statement about the criminal allegations lodged against Councilman Potts. The release said in part, “while we understand the indictment is only the beginning of a legal process…further public comment on the matter is not appropriate until the case is resolved.”
The city has assured Ward 3 residents and businesses their collective interests will be represented in all pertinent municipal matters.