Tapper Pleads Guilty in Burglary Case

CLEARFIELD – A Reynoldsville men accused of breaking into a residence and assaulting two people pleaded guilty to burglary Monday during sentencing court.

Dylan Michael Tapper, 21, was sentenced by Judge Paul E. Cherry to two to six years in state prison.

The charges stem from an incident on July 30 at 5:15 a.m. in Huston Township.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Frank Thomas Rodgers, 21, also of Reynoldsville and Tapper unlawfully gained entry through the front door of a residence in Penfield.

Once inside Tapper yelled and cursed at the victim before flipping his bed and striking him repeatedly with a closed fist in the face, police said.

Tapper then struck a second victim several times in the abdominal region before throwing her to the ground and fleeing the residence in a dark-colored sedan.

Both victims identified Tapper as the aggressor and Rodgers as conspiring with Tapper within the residence.

The female victim had scuff marks on each leg and there were red marks all over the left side of the other victim’s face and ear, according to the report.

The officer noted the bed had been flipped in a manner consistent with the victim’s story.

Rodgers is charged with burglary, criminal trespass and assault. His case is still pending, according to online court documents.

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