Wadsworth City Councilman Arrested For Burglary

Wadsworth - A public official in Wadsworth has been arrested on felony charges.

City councilman Lee Potts was arrested by the Wadsworth Police on Friday, September 6th on charges of Aggravated Burglary (felony of 1st degree) and Burglary (felony of 2nd degree). The charges stem from an incident that occurred at 257 Chestnut Street on 2/7/19.

Alyssa Bierdon was also arrested on charges of Aggravated Burglary, Burglary, and Menacing (Misdemeanor of 4th degree) stemming from the same incident.

After being arrested both Potts and Bierdon were taken to the Medina County Jail. They each have a bond set at $50,000.

Wadsworth Police issued the following statement:

The Wadsworth Police 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 Bierdon with Criminal Trespass and Disorderly Conduct on 3/9/19. After further review of the case these charges were dismissed and the case was referred to Medina County Prosecutor Forrest Thompson. Mr. Thompson 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 9/4/19 and the jurors indicted Potts and Bierdon which led to the warrants for their arrest being issued. The Wadsworth Police have no further statements to add to this media release at this time.

Photos courtesy of The Wadsworth Police Department

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