GRAFTON TWP. — A 16-year-old Grafton Township boy was arrested yesterday after he struggled with officers who were responding to a domestic violence complaint.
The teen is charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest, assault on a police officer and criminal damaging.
According to a report from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, deputies have responded to complaints involving the teen multiple times recently, including two times earlier in the day yesterday.
The boy’s aunt, who has custody of him, told deputies that she told him he was grounded yesterday, and he responded by leaving the home, in the 37000 block of state Route 57, and walking toward downtown Grafton.
A deputy found him and returned him, but the aunt said that after the deputy left the teen broke a window of a vehicle parked in her driveway. She called deputies back to the home, telling them she was in fear of her nephew and worried he would strike her.
Deputies arrived and attempted to place handcuffs on the teen, but he resisted, cursing at them and wrestling with them in an attempt not to allow them to gain control of his free wrist, the report said. During the struggle, Deputy Robert Vansant received abrasions to his right knee and left hand and had his uniform pants damaged, the report said.
The teen was taken to the detention home without further incident, according to the report.