Final two arrested in New Franklin home invasion

Police have the final two suspects in custody in a home invasion robbery last month in New Franklin.

Over Jan. 26 and 27, officers arrested Kaitlyn Bethany Drumm, 29 and Antonio Maurice Cook, 35, both of Akron.

Cook was already in the Summit County Jail on an unrelated matter. He is now additionally charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and kidnapping. Drumm is charged with burglary.

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 on Jan. 21. 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, Drumm and Cook robbed a home on Limbach Road, a dead-end spur off of Grove Road near Center Avenue.

The resident was approached by Drumm 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.

Kaitlyn Drumm and Antonio Cook

Robert L. Deppert



  1. Ashley on February 7, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    So glad they caught all 3 suspects this was very close to home and a very serious crime. Hope they get the book thrown at them. Thank you to all officers and tips involved!

  2. Ron on January 30, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Excellent work NFPD! And whoever said they won’t get jail time, well I wouldn’t bet on that. These are very serious felonies. Years in prison would be appropriate.

  3. Jordan on January 29, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Robert looks like a deranged Muppet. What a bunch of losers. Have fun in jail.

  4. Anonymous on January 28, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    They’ll get a slap on the wrist.

  5. Theresa on January 28, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Good job Getting these scumbags off the street and hopefully they will keep them locked up now so they don’t get out and do it again

  6. Ramona on January 28, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Good work New Franklin, Barberton and US Marshal’s for getting these POS’s off the streets. Throw away the key!!!!!

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