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Fire Alarm at Local Business Ends in Arrest in Chillicothe


CHILLICOTHE – On March 7, 2022, at 3 am, a man was arrested after a fire department arrived on the scene of a possible fire.

According to Chillicothe police reports the Chillicothe Fire Department and Chillicothe Police Department responded to a business in the 700 block of Western Ave to investigate a fire alarm. On arrival, it was found that a male subject had forced entry into the business and discharged a fire extinguisher causing the alarm to go off. Using his shoe prints they were able to quickly identify the man

After a quick investigation officers were able to search the area and found a homeless man who after arrest admitted to police that he had broken into the business with a cement block. He described to the police why he did it.

Sherritt stated that he is staying at the homeless shelter, however had returned too late to gain entry tonight, and due to the temperature outside (approximately 60 degrees at the time of the incident), he was seeking warmth and food. Sherritt stated that he left the homeless shelter, and while in the grass near the Ross County Service Center found a large piece of concrete/rock and threw it at the glass door, and made entry to the business. Sherritt stated that he was using the fire extinguishers to force entry into other offices within the building. Sherritt did discharge the fire extinguisher in the vending area unintentionally and then attempted to use a different extinguisher to get into another office. Sherritt stated that he was trying to get food and that he only took food from the building and no other items. Sherritt stated that when he heard the audible alarm go off he fled the area

Tristan Sherritt was arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering a Felony of the fight degree. He is currently being held in Ross County Jail awaiting court this morning