19-year-old Austin Mellender was at his girlfriend’s house when her mother asked him to leave. Mellender’s girlfriend got him out of the house and locked him out. This caused Mellender to become enraged and yank the door open, which caused damage to the door. Once inside, he assaulted his girlfriend and exited the house before law enforcement arrived. Mellender came into contact with law enforcement and refused to meet with them. Mellender was taken into custody and charged with aggravated burglary. Austin Mellender has a history of charges including: fraud, felony theft, simple possesion, evading arrest, etc.
18-year-old Austin Mellender is charged with credit card fraud after making purchases on an Amazon Account for which he was not authorized. Lisha Williams advised that an unauthorized purchase for $312, and another for $235, had been made on her Amazon account, and one was being delivered to Two Guys Automotive on Hwy 48. The owner advised an employee’s son was expecting a package there, and police made contact with Mellender, who confessed to the fraud. He stated his current phone number previously belonged to Williams, allowing him access to her Amazon account.
18-year-old Austin Michael Mellender is jailed in lieu of a $50,000 bond charged with the theft of a 2020 Ford Escape from Rheann Vera. Officers located him inside the vehicle with two male juveniles, ages 13 and 14, on Pageant Lane with 15 grams of marijuana and a loaded .22 magnum revolver, which was also reported stolen. He attempted to flee during the arrest but was captured after a brief foot chase. A search also revealed a 9mm handgun in the pocket of his hoodie. During an interview, it was learned all three individuals participated in the vehicle theft.