November 25, 2014


Vermilion man facing assault charge after bar fight

Jack LaForce

Jack LaForce

VERMILION — A city man is accused of repeatedly punching another Vermilion man in the face in a Friday night fight.

The fight occurred at Rudy’s Bar and Grill, 5665 Liberty Ave., about 11:45 p.m., said police Officer Steve Kopniske’s report. James Farley, 22, said he and his brother, Brennon Farley, were drinking on the back patio with a friend discussing basketball.

James Farley, who Kopniske wrote had a swollen lip, swollen nose and a large bump and small cut above his right eye, said Jack LaForce approached them and joined their discussion. Farley said LaForce eventually became violent.

LaForce, 24, of the 5300 block of Portage Drive, was charged with felonious assault. LaForce was held at the Erie County Jail on Tuesday night in lieu of a $15,000 bond.

He is due in Vermilion Municipal Court Tuesday. LaForce is the brother of Allie LaForce, a CBS sports reporter and former Miss Ohio Teen USA.


  • Phil Blank

    Any relation to Allie LaForce who is also from Vermilion?
    Just asking, her IMDB profile doesn’t mention any family.

    • golfingirl

      “LaForce is the brother of Allie LaForce, a CBS sports reporter and former Miss Ohio Teen USA.”

      Says in the article above. Last sentence.

  • George Spinoza

    Amazing how two siblings from the same family can be so different.

  • DonMega

    Why they didn’t jump him -two against one.

  • golfingirl

    CT failed to mentioned on the day of his arrest, Jack was to appear in Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court following an indictment for rape and kidnapping earlier this year in Cuyahoga County.

    Looks like Jack will be in for a long summer.

    • George Spinoza

      Drinking problem? Steroids, maybe? Parental neglect, maybe?

  • golfingirl

    “…… LaForce entered the conversation and began stating “how great he was” and that “he was the best.”

    We will soon see just how “great” you, in your new position as an inmate.

    Be careful, lot’s of tough loud mouths where you are heading.

    • OhioLady

      Is there any follow up on this story? Did he get charged? I wonder how his sister is feeling about his arrest…

  • George Spinoza

    Sucker punching someone in the face does not qualify as an “a$$ whooping”. It’s more like the act of a coward.