December 20, 2014

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Police: Former officer attacked husband

HUNTINGTON TWP. — A retired Cleveland police sergeant was arrested Thursday after attacking her husband, a Cleveland police captain, at their Huntington Township home during an argument over money, a Lorain County sheriff deputy’s report said.
Patricia McAndrew, 59, was charged with domestic violence.
McAndrew’s husband, Timothy McAndrew, 58, called deputies to their Stewart Road home around 5:40 p.m. Thursday, the report said.
When deputies arrived, Patricia McAndrew told them that she had been shredding documents in their home office when she and her husband began arguing about money and car repairs, the report said.
Patricia McAndrew said her husband tried to take a checkbook from her and bruised her wrist in the process. Timothy McAndrew called 911 after that, despite his wife’s pleas not to call police, the report said.
Timothy McAndrew told deputies that his wife “keeps all the money and does not give him any,” and he “admitted to grabbing the checkbooks to show her where all the money is,” the report said.
Timothy McAndrew also said his wife “attacked him, and he threw his arms up in defense,” the report said.
The couple then told deputies that they were no longer needed and could leave, but one of the deputies noticed blood on Timothy McAndrew’s shirt, the report said.
Timothy McAndrew told deputies the blood came from a cut on his wrist, which was inflicted when his wife attacked him, the report said.
Timothy McAndrew told deputies he didn’t want to pursue charges against his wife, but deputies said state laws require them to make an arrest in such cases.
Patricia McAndrew pleaded not guilty at Oberlin Municipal Court on Friday, and a temporary protection order that bars her from the couple’s home and requires that she stay at least 500 feet from her husband was issued.
She was released from jail on a $1,000 bond, a county jail official said.
Contact Shawn Foucher at 329-7197 or  sfoucher@chroniclet.com.