(Warren Co., Oh) 18-year-old Austin Wickersham of Franklin was sentenced seven years in prison for the Aggravated Burglary of a Warren County woman’s residence. Judge Donald E. Oda sentenced Wickersham Monday in Warren County Common Pleas Court. 

On October 28, 2013, Wickersham approached the victim in her garage on Renaissance Park Drive in Middletown as she was putting her lawn mower away after mowing her yard. Wickersham held her at knife point with the knife close to her face. The victim screamed thereby alerting her neighbors and causing her attacker to break of his plans and flee to a nearby residence, where he was tracked by a Middletown police K9 unit. Middletown police were able to apprehend him within a short time.