Mary Alice Reporting –

Multiple charges could follow for a man accused of parole violations and a Friday morning burglary.

Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded just before 1am to 1831 East High Avenue for the report by the home occupant.

Sheriff Orvis Campbell explains that Deputy Chase Newell arrived on scene and discovered Harold Manion, the resident’s estranged boyfriend, over a fence hiding inside a small shed.

“He ordered him out. The individual claimed to have a gun. He shuffled sideways up to the door. Immediately broke a window to make entry.”

Newell made it to the front door and met the woman outside, just before Manion enclosed himself inside the house. Multiple deputies and officers with the New Philadelphia Police Department forced entry, and during their search, found the suspect hiding in an empty dresser in the basement.

“And we could see what we believe was a screwdriver type weapon in his hand. After numerous attempts to negotiate with him, he was shot with a Taser by the New Philadelphia Police Department a couple of times. He was then hit with a little OC spray which had no effect on him.”

K9 Bruno was deployed, who bit Manion on the arm holding the weapon, allowing law enforcement to take him into custody.

After treatment, he was transported to the county jail. Expected charges include aggravated burglary, probation violations, as well as a protection order violation.

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