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Wanted Windham fugitive arrested

Rodney A. Curlee Sr. allegedly pushed woman out a second-floor window in June

By DAVE O'BRIEN Reporter Published: September 24, 2017 4:00 AM
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A man on the run from Windham police since June on charges that he pushed a woman out of a second-story apartment window then stole her car was arrested Thursday.

Rodney A. Curlee Sr., 35, with a last known address in the 9100 block of Maple Grove Road, was booked into the Portage County Jail on charges including felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. He was booked just after 11 p.m., according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office.

Following his arraignment Friday in Portage County Municipal Court, Curlee was ordered held on 10 percent of a $75,000 bond total on both charges. Court records do not list an attorney for him.

Curlee was accused of shoving the woman out of the window following an argument, according to Windham police. Curlee and the victim had a prior romantic relationship, Windham Police Chief Eric Breiding said at the time.

The woman had grabbed a knife to defend herself, but Curlee allegedly overpowered her after getting cut. The victim suffered pelvic and leg injuries and was hospitalized for treatment, Breiding said.

Curlee then allegedly stole the woman's Chrysler 200 and fled with his children, who were not harmed. The car was recovered July 7 in Euclid, police said.

Curlee also was wanted in Belmont and Trumbull counties on drug, assault and bad check charges, according to Windham police.


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