According to a press release from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, on Tuesday afternoon, February 25, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call for a burglary in progress on Seeley Wood Road in the Town of Walton but by the time police arrived, the suspect has already fled the scene.  An investigation revealed that the suspect, identified as 40 year-old Ryan W. Kite, of Walton, had forcefully entered the residence where he reportedly stole a quantity of prescription medication and choked a female victim at the residence where the 911 call came from.

That same evening, Kite was arrested and charged with one count of Burglary in the Second Degree, a class C violent felony, and the misdemeanor offenses of Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation.

Kite was arraigned in the Walton Village Court and released on his own recognizance pending his appearance in the Town of Walton Court on a later date.