Missing endangered 20-year-old from Hubbard found, booked into jail

Police said they found Ballenger-Kettering in a building in Hubbard early Saturday morning

Ballenger-Kettering is currently in the Trumbull County Jail with charges of burglary and breaking and entering.
HUBBARD: Arrested Oct. 7 - Dakota Ballenger-Kettering, 20, charged with burglary and breaking and entering

HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – Hubbard police have found the 20-year-old man who went missing Tuesday night and now he’s in Trumbull County Jail.

Dakota Ballenger-Kettering was found in a building in Hubbard just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Police aren’t releasing any more details about the type of building.

Ballenger-Kettering is currently in jail on charges of burglary and breaking and entering.

Hubbard Police Chief James Taafe said Ballenger-Kettering is developmentally disabled and this is not the first time he has gone out on his own. This time was different, though, because he had been missing longer than usual.

His guardians say they’re just glad he’s finally safe. They say they’re not surprised by Ballenger-Kettering’s charges.

The guardians told police he went to bed around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and by 1 a.m., was reported missing. Ballenger-Kettering was considered endangered because he was in need of medication.

His guardians said they’re working with local law enforcement and the Developmental Disabilities Board to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.


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