April 20, 2014


Lorain man charged after fight

LORAIN — A man was arrested and his girlfriend was taken to the hospital after a drunken fight Friday, during which the man told police his girlfriend chased him with a knife.

Timoteo Ocasio, 32, was charged with domestic violence about midnight after he and his girlfriend got into a fight at their house on the 2100 block of Elyria Avenue.

About 11:45 p.m., police responded to the house Ocasio shares with his 34-year-old girlfriend and their infant son.

Ocasio told police he was arguing with his girlfriend when she pulled out a knife and started chasing him with it. The girlfriend told police Ocasio had grabbed her by the throat and shoved her to the floor, after which she pulled out a kitchen knife and told him to leave the house.

Police took Ocasio into custody. As police arrested him, the girlfriend started screaming at the officers, threatening to kill them and herself, according to the police report. She grabbed her infant son and, still threatening to kill herself, began to burn her own arm with a lighter, according to police. She was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center.

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  • Angel Arroyo Jr.

    The police are dumb by her actions after they handcuffed him he probably did grab her but I bet she was the instigator and it was after she hit him a few times it’s not always the guys fault in theses calls

  • Bonnie Pickett

    Why didn’t children’s services remove the infant from these parents? That woman sounds like she shouldn’t have an infant left in her care. I pray we won’t read later that she stabbed the infant to get back at the boyfriend.

  • Joe Smith

    “She grabbed her infant son and, still threatening to kill herself, began to burn her own arm with a lighter”

    Quite the whackjob , her actions after the arrest would lead me to think he was telling the truth, but it doesn’t matter in a dom violence case, the man is the one to get arrested, guilty or now a majority of the time.

  • DonMega

    Let that nut burn herself to death.

  • tickmeoff

    We live in a anti-male society. If you can’t get along and want to have a decent job in the future, you, the male must leave. Two months on the couch is better than a lifetime of that charge following you.