Avon Lake Men Charged in Armed Avon Home Invasion

Jesse Jardonek, 20, and Kevin Ballou, 18, charged earlier this month.

A second Avon Lake man has been charged in connection with a Nov. 12 home invasion in the Village of Avon Apartments.

Jesse Jardonek, 20, of Avon Lake was charged earlier this month, as was Blake Jardonek, 22, of Sheffield Lake. On Nov. 28, Kevin Ballou, 18, of Bounty Road in Avon Lake and Sammy Cantlebury, 18, or Lorain were charged in Avon Lake Municipal Court with kidnapping, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery, all first degree felonies.

Jesse Jardonek, was charged earlier in November with kidnapping, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery

According to a police report, officers responded to a complaint at the apartments for a report of an armed home invasion and while responding, were notified of a suspicious vehicle fleeing the area. When police tried to stop the vehicle but the occupants fled on foot.

Earlier this year, Ballou was charged with violating a temporary restraining order, a misdemeanor, in Avon Lake Municipal Court was found guilty and placed on probation for one year.

In August, he was charged in Lorain County Court of Common Pleas with aggravated robbery, a felony. In October he was also charged with aggravated robbery.

According to an article in the Chronicle-Telegram, Ballou was involved in an assault on a 16-year-old boy in Lorain in July.

In August, Jesse Jardonek, of Bellaire Road, was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing in Avon Lake Municipal Court and sentenced to three days in jail.

Stevie Canterbury December 26, 2012 at 01:18 PM
you look special cause ya spelled his last name wrong lol .
Nate December 28, 2012 at 02:55 AM
I am special
alise smith January 03, 2013 at 06:46 PM
free my baby <3
Tim Collins January 12, 2013 at 01:52 AM
Hahahaha. I love seeing these losers finally caught. The Jardonek family has a long history in Avon Lake. Losers.
christian February 25, 2013 at 05:01 PM


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