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PORTAGE COUNTY -- Portage County Sheriff David W. Doak said acriminal charge has been filed on Jason S. Klaas, 38, of Alliance,

Doak says the chargeis a result of a joint investigation between the Portage County Sheriffs Office, Stark County Sheriffs Office, and the Marlboro TownshipPolice Department.

Klaas is also a person of interest in several burglaries that have occurred both in Portage County and Stark County.

Klaas is currently being held in theStark County Jail. He is being held due to failure to register a change of address as a sex offender.

Arrangements will be made to have Klaas brought to Portage County to be arraigned on a charge of burglary, a second-degree felony.