October 20, 2014

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Brothers charged with hitting 2 with cars

LORAIN — Two men were arrested for felonious assault Tuesday night for intentionally hitting two other men with their vehicles, according to a Lorain police report.

One of the alleged victims told police his ex-girlfriend and her two brothers showed up at his home, and he said they got into an argument at the 1600 block of W. 40th St.

According to the two injured men, Michael Wiseman, 18, got into a 1993 red Oldsmobile Cutlass and Gary Wiseman, 21, got into a 2004 grey Chevy Trailblazer, the report said.

The Oldsmobile hit the two men, and James Harwood, 21, said he was spun around, but Robert Johnson, 22, was knocked into the tree lawn, according to the report.

The gray SUV then struck Harwood, and he said he flew up and hit the windshield, then rolled off the hood, hitting his head on the pavement, the report said.

Witnesses to the incident confirmed their accounts, according to the report.

The Wiseman brothers told police that Johnson and Harwood had been jumping on their cars and intentionally jumped in front of them.

Gary and Michael Wiseman, both of Vermilion, were both arrested for felonious assault, and were being held at the Lorain City Jail. Both appeared in Lorain Municipal Court on Wednesday and their bonds were set at $50,000.

Both victims were taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center, then Harwood was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

A MetroHealth spokeswoman listed Harwood in good condition Wednesday afternoon.

Johnson was treated and released from Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain.

Contact Kiera Manion-Fischer at 329-7123 or kfischer@chroniclet.com.