Man Arrested In Break-In At Division of Police HQ

Apr 14, 2021

An Ohio State University student from Wauseon has been charged in a break-in at Columbus Police Headquarters Tuesday night, following a protest over the police-involved shooting death of a man Monday.

According to court documents 20-year old Hunter Mattin was among an estimated 50 demonstrators who took to the streets Tuesday night, and ended up at Division headquarters shortly after 9pm. While the largely peaceful protest broke up, a door to the building was pried open and Mattin and several others entered. As they were being escorted outside, Mattin allegedly struck an officer with a wooden club.

Mattin was arrested by Franklin County Sheriff's deputies and is being held in the Franklin County Jail. He will be charged with aggravated burglary - a first degree felony - when he appears in court on Thursday.

It was a second day of demonstrations calling for police accountability in the death of 27-year old Miles Jackson, who was shot and killed in what police called a "transfer of custody" Monday afternoon at Mt. Carmel St. Ann's emergency room.