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Pickaway County Home Invasion: Suspect Arrested After 911 Call


PICKAWAY COUNTY, OH – June 14, 2024 – In the early hours of Friday morning, a terrifying home invasion in the Mount Sterling area prompted a swift response from local law enforcement. Around 3 a.m., a frantic 911 call alerted the Pickaway County emergency system to an intruder breaking into a residence by smashing a window.

Pickaway County dispatchers quickly coordinated with both the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office to ensure a rapid response.

  • 3:00 AM: Homeowners reported hearing the sound of breaking glass and took refuge in the back of their home, unable to access their home protection.
  • First on Scene: A Madison County sheriff arrived first and waited for additional deputies before entering the home.
  • Backup Arrives: Pickaway County deputies soon joined, and together, they entered the darkened home with flashlights and firearms at the ready.

Inside the home, deputies discovered 37-year-old Christofer Prince, bleeding from cuts sustained while breaking the window. Prince was immediately taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for medical attention. By 7 a.m., he was booked into the Pickaway County Jail.


Prince faces multiple charges, including:

  • Aggravated Burglary
  • Assault
  • Criminal Damaging
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Disorderly Conduct

Criminal History:

A check of Prince’s criminal record revealed a history of burglary and theft charges spanning 20 years, primarily in Franklin County.

For more information or to report suspicious activities, residents can contact the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office.

This swift resolution of a potentially dangerous situation serves as a reminder of the dedication of local law enforcement to protecting the community.