According to a police report, Capt. Carl Albright responded to a distressed caller, who claimed she had been the victim of an assault on Aug. 23, 2016. The caller accused Brandon Rumer, 27, of the assault, and informed Albright that Rumer was hiding in Garden Grove apartments in Hillsdale.The tip led Albright to 18 Garden Drive, where Lucio had been hiding Rumer, who was also the target of a separate HCSD search, for neglecting multiple child support payments.
“When I arrived at the house, I listened to the door, knocked, heard footsteps, but no one answered. They had propped the interior door so that I couldn’t get in,” Albright said. “Once we got the door open, I confronted Lucio with the information I had, which she denied.”
According to the police report, Rumer was not in the house when the police arrived, and was later found hiding in the woods after a nearby contractor claimed he had seen a man jump out of the window.
When Albright confronted Lucio for lying to the police, she responded, “I am sorry. Brandon came to my apartment last night and said his babies’ momma had kicked him out and he needed a place to stay, so I let him,” according to a police report.
Lucio was then placed under arrest and, according to a police report, began crying.
“I know it was stupid,” Lucio said, “I am sorry.”
Rumer was later located by Officer Shelby Rathbun about a half mile from the suspect’s sister’s apartment.
“As I walked down a path I observed Brandon Rumer sitting on the ground in front of a large tree,” Rathbun wrote in the police report.
Rumer was then taken into custody and obtained an additional charge for resisting arrest.
Rumer, who is currently in the Hillsdale County Jail with no bond allowed, was charged with resisting arrest and domestic violence/assault and battery. He also has two civil warrants for child neglect.
Lucio and Rumer appeared in the Hillsdale District Court on Sept. 7, 2016 for their probable cause hearings.
According to prosecuting attorney Neal Brady, Lucio pleaded guilty to harboring a fugitive and resisting and obstructing an officer. The minimum sentence for harboring a fugitive is four years. Rumer also pleaded guilty to assault and battery and domestic violence, and could face up to five.