December 18, 2014

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Man allegedly attacked girlfriend’s wheelchair-bound father

LORAIN – A series of violent incidents culminated in an assault on Monday when a Lorain man attacked his girlfriend’s wheelchair-bound father, according to police

Luke Lang, 29, of Lorain, was charged with felony domestic violence at his home on the 4300 block of Kingsbury Court after he attacked his girlfriend’s paralyzed father, according to a police report.

Around 9:45 p.m. Monday, Aaron Call told police he had just been speaking on the phone to his father, Bruce Call, 58, who is partially paralyzed after a stroke. In the middle of their conversation, Bruce Call suddenly started screaming for help, just before the phone went dead, Aaron Call told police.

Police arrived at Bruce’s house on the 4300 block of Kingsbury Court to find the 58-year-old visibly shaken and scared to talk to officers, according to the report. Call finally told police that he lives with his daughter, Sara Call, her three children and her boyfriend, Lang.

Bruce Call told police he was talking to his son on the phone and mentioned that he was scared of Lang, whom he said was been getting more violent and controlling in recent months, according to the report. When Lang overheard the conversation, he pulled the phone out of Bruce Call’s hand and started threatening to kill him before punching him in the back, Bruce Call told police.

Sara Call, who was in the house at the time, corroborated her father’s story and added that she’s scared of Lang because he “controls every aspect of both her own and her father’s lives,” according to the report.

Sara Call told police the incident Monday was the latest incident of violence.

Both Sara and Bruce Call separately told police that Lang once picked up Bruce Call in his wheelchair and threw him at a wall.

Sara Call told police she has called them in the past when Lang has gotten violent but she usually hangs up, too scared to report Lang’s outbursts.

Police said Lang has a history with the police. In March 2013, Lang was charged with domestic violence against Sara Call. In both January and March of 2014, Bruce Call called police for assistance and officers could hear a woman screaming in the background, according to the report.

Police called Lang and met him at the house on Kingsbury Court. They took him into custody and brought him to Lorain City Jail where he was being held on Tuesday.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or amerriman@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.