October 26, 2014

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Man arrested for claw-hammer attack

ELYRIA — A 34-year-old Elyria man was arrested after attacking his fiancee with a claw hammer Saturday night.

Garrett Smith, was arrested Sunday on charges of domestic violence, felonious assault and abduction after police spoke to his fiancee at EMH Regional Medical Center, where she was being treated for injuries to her head, shoulder, wrist and leg where Smith had hit her with the hammer, according to police.

Smith pushed her, then attacked her with a hammer and wouldn’t let her leave the apartment, according to a police report.