Barberton man arrested in New Franklin home invasion

Bob Morehead

Herald Staff Writer

Police have a suspect in custody in a home invasion robbery last month in New Franklin.

New Franklin Police officers, with help from the Barberton Police Department and deputies from the U.S. Marshal’s Service arrested Robert Lawrence Deppert, 42, of Barberton. Deppert was found hiding under a bed in his mother’s house. He is charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and kidnapping.

Police say a little before 8 p.m. Dec. 28, Deppert, along with a white woman and a black man robbed a home on Limbach Road, a dead-end spur off of Grove Road near Center Avenue.

The resident was approached by the woman stating she was looking for her dog. The two men meanwhile got in through a window, struck the resident with a handgun and taped her hands together. The three suspects robbed the home of firearms, cash and jewelry, fleeing in a white van or, possibly, a white Toyota 4Runner.

Police say the case is still under investigation.

Robert L. Deppert


  1. Anonymous on January 23, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Looks like someone shot him in the face with buckshot.

  2. LiberalismKills on January 23, 2021 at 6:45 am


    Would you mind if I hang out under your bed for a while? Sure son, but why?

  3. Anonymous on January 23, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Thats methed up…

  4. Anonymous on January 21, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    I’m glad they caught the piece of crap

  5. Kathy Blair on January 21, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Such pieces of crap. I hope all 3 of them rot in hell

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