November 26, 2014


Woman accused of hitting former friend with bat faces menacing charge

Marilyn Melendez

Marilyn Melendez

LORAIN — A city woman faces additional charges of menacing after she allegedly hit a former friend with a baseball bat and later, according to police, threatened her over the phone.

On Jan. 29, Marilyn Melendez, 26, of Lorain, was charged with felonious assault after her former friend, Ashley Wilson, said Melendez hit her in the face with a baseball bat. Melendez was later charged for menacing phone calls she allegedly made after the arrest.

According to a police report, after Melendez was released on bond, she and Wilson’s ex-boyfriend, Rafael Esquilin, called Wilson on the phone. Melendez told Wilson she was a “snitch” and threatened to hit her again, according to the report.

Melendez was also charged with violating a protection order, contempt of court, telecommunication harassing, menacing and intimidation.

Melendez was being held at Lorain County Jail on a $25,000 bond.


  • Don Grantzki

    Hood rat in a skirt. Who knew?

    • beety

      Rats with bats! gotta love it!

  • KZ14

    Is she even a citizen?

  • Razorback Twou

    Indians need to sign her up. At least she hits what she swings at. Sorry, could’t help it.

  • jimbo

    looks like she hit her nose on her back swing

  • DonMega

    Is she on the toilet taking a dump.