October 20, 2014

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Lorain man arrested after woman found unresponsive

Timothy Loyer

Timothy Loyer

LORAIN — A 34-year-old man was arrested after police found his girlfriend unresponsive on the basement floor after he allegedly choked her until she had difficulty breathing.

The woman, 34-year-old Jennifer Varney, was flown to Metro Health Medical Center for severe injuries, but a hospital spokeswoman did not have a record of her.

Police said Varney’s face was swollen, purple in color, and there were visible strangulation marks around her neck when she was found. She was gargling in an attempt to breathe before she was taken to the hospital, police said.

Varney’s boyfriend and the father of her child, Timothy Loyer, was charged with domestic violence and felonious assault in connection with the incident.

Loyer’s sister, April Loyer, called 911 at 11:22 p.m. Saturday. Police said she reported that Timothy Loyer was trying to kill Varney.

Officers arrived to find Timothy Loyer on top of Varney, according to a police report. He told police that he was “only trying to help her because she fainted.”

April Loyer, who was crying, told police that her brother had been staying at her house after he was released from jail. She said Varney, one of Varney’s friends and their kids came over for a bonfire while she went upstairs to go to sleep.

About 11:15 p.m., she told police her son ran upstairs and said his uncle was trying to kill Varney, and she ran down to find Varney unconscious with Loyer on top of her, choking her.

She said she tried to pull Loyer off of Varney, but he bit her. She told police he said: “I don’t care. I hope the (expletive) dies.”

Varney’s friend told police that Timothy Loyer and Varney have an abusive relationship, so she was reluctant to go over to visit. She said the two decided to leave after learning that Loyer had been drinking, and Varney said she was taking the couple’s 2-year-old son elsewhere.

She said after Timothy Loyer and Varney disappeared into the basement, she discovered Loyer choking her. When confronted, she told police that Loyer chased her upstairs, and she hid her children in a bush.

She told police that Varney and Loyer’s 2-year-old son was present while Loyer assaulted Varney. Police said there were five children, ages 2 to 10, present during the incident.

Varney and April Loyer were issued temporary protection orders against Timothy Loyer, who was arrested at 12:37 a.m. Sunday.


  • luvmytoaster

    What a POS…..you are such a BIG man that you have to choke the mother of your own child….place him in the middle of the city and throw stones at his genitals…..

  • Starryeyes63

    Another winner and another neck Tattoo……………I am sure he will have his defenders too.

    • golfingirl

      Yep. Too bad the tattoo artist didn’t hit his Carotid Artery while inking this masterpiece.

      Would have saved us all a lot of time and money.

      Just let him bleed out.

      • Godfather

        I have to agree, what this man did was horrible and wrong.

        but wow goofygirl, you are so harsh.

  • Defafan

    Any “man” who beats up a woman is not a man, but an animal. You are a loser dude.

  • Sis Delish

    On a lighter note, most women are unresponsive…

    • luvmytoaster

      I don’t know the statistics, but some women are actually afraid to flee an abusive relationship – as strange as that sounds. I don’t understand it and I hope that I never have to encounter that problem.

    • michelle

      not funny. it was a scary night for all who live around there and there is nothing amusing about domestic violence.

  • michelle

    anyone know why he was in jail in the first place?

    • Jennifer Williams

      Domestic Violence in February. He is a repeat offender.

  • Mike Hunt

    Fix this guy up on a blind date with golfingirl PLEASE

  • Kayla

    I am a girl and I am 11 I am the one who came up stairs and got April loyer
    Really tatoos yea

    • bdid.d

      Sorry you had to see such a thing lil lady… you definitely did the right thing by getting help.

  • golfingirl

    One more time:

    Nearly all Godfather’s ramblings are pieces of garbage copied from anime, punk rock and video game articles.

    Anime League, YouMacon2013, Kanye West Forum etc……they are all there.

    Word for word, a cut here, a paste there. Just insert another name and hit the “post” button.

    Simple plagiarism, nothing more. Pretty obvious by the fragmented sentences, and lack of coherency.

    Seems this is not the first board he has committed this fraud on. He spews this everywhere, until he is discovered, and then moves on.

    He has contributed absolutely nothing to any specific topic at hand. That would require independent thinking on his part, which he obviously is not capable of. He writes the same thing, on multiple boards, regardless of topic. This article is a perfect example of that.

    He wants you to disagree with him, so he can respond with the same rote reply. Not sure why this excites him, but he obvious “gets off” on it. Must feel it makes him intellectually superior, but it really only serve to show his true stupidity.

    I propose we no longer read, and definitely not respond, to this trash any longer.

    So long Godfather…….