November 25, 2014


Sheriff sergeant pleads not guilty to assault

Donald McCurry

Donald McCurry

ELYRIA — Lorain County sheriff’s Sgt. Donald McCurry pleaded not guilty Thursday to felonious assault during his first court appearance in the case.

McCurry, 48, is accused of attacking Joe Reiger outside the McCurry family’s Island Road home in Eaton Township on Aug. 12, 2013.

Reiger has said he was visiting McCurry’s adult daughter, Ashley McCurry, in the early morning hours that day when the elder McCurry stopped in the area while on duty.

When McCurry saw him, Reiger has said, McCurry drew his gun on him, threatened to kill him and struck him in the head with a flashlight. After retreating outside, Reiger has said McCurry saw the bleeding injury to his head and asked family members to help him.

Ashley McCurry later took Reiger to the hospital, where he received 10 staples to close the wound.

McCurry, who took extended medical leave after he was charged following the nearly yearlong investigation by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, remains free on bond.

His attorney declined to comment.

  • golfingirl

    “McCurry, who took extended medical leave after he was charged…..”

    Is he in treatment for anger management issues? He should also be charged with abusing sick time!

    Not working, but still being paid by taxpayers. Probably paying other officers overtime to fill in for him.

    This is the kind of garbage that needs to end!

  • Chan

    Since you are more likely to face a tougher sentence for any harm you do to a law enforcement officer IF any law enforcement commits a crime it is only right that their sentence/punishment is more sever than a regular citizen.

  • DonMega

    He was mad because his grown daughter was getting boned.

  • jz

    You would think the article would let us know the age of the cops daughter and alleged victim.

    • golfingirl

      The daughter was an adult, the victim was 28yo.

    • Summer Smart

      the daughter is 20 yrs old

  • Sharah

    I see how it is. Love a cop when you need him. Hate and demean him when you don’t. And you never made a mistake.

    • stillsleepyeyes

      I see how it is……………a mistake that he should stand up too…………….not just sweep it under the rug like the family tried too……………..

    • golfingirl

      We all make mistakes, but we all also need to accept responsibility for our mistakes.

      But all mistakes are not created equal. This man pulled a gun and beat another man in the head with a flashlight. A man who did nothing wrong, except pay a “visit” on his ADULT daughter, with her approval.

      He is still being paid for his “mistake.” By the taxpayers.

      This doesn’t bother you? Belly up and take your punishment and get on with your life. This his how a “real” man would do it.

      • Joseph

        Golfngirl you’re amazing I don’t even have to tell you the story and you know. he will be found guilty and I will make sure of it. I am not scared of the consequences of my post. God is on my side and he knows the truth. the victim took a lie detector and passed. when you are deputized as a sheriff you are held to a higher standard then the ordinary citizen . the night of the assault he was a criminal . let me remind you that the victim went to college for 4 years for law enforcement . the victim was also in the military twice. there are two sides to every story and I would love to hear his because I guarantee you it’s a lie.. I think you for all the support and love that you have given me. God bless