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Ohio man charged in robbery of relatives’ ashes

May 29, 2019

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who police say assaulted his sister-in-law and robbed her of two vinyl boxes containing the ashes of his mother and brother has been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.

Police say Jermain Bais was arrested Tuesday, the day after he and two other men robbed the woman at her Akron home.

The 32-year-old Bais is being held on a $100,000 bond. An online court docket doesn’t list an attorney for him.

A police report says Bais pushed the sister-in-law to the floor and fought with her when she tried to stop him from taking the ashes. The report says one of Bais’ companions pointed a handgun at the woman and said he’d shoot her and her adult son if she called police.

The ashes haven’t been recovered.

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