November 28, 2014


Angry girlfriend allegedly trashes TV, chases boyfriend down street while wielding knife

Tyesha Rhinehardt

Tyesha Rhinehardt

ELYRIA — A city woman is accused of chasing her boyfriend with a knife, pouring bleach on his clothes and throwing a television out a second-floor window, which landed on his pickup, smashing the windshield.

Tyesha Rhinehardt was charged with burglary and domestic violence over two incidents at 751 Infirmary Road, the last about 3:40 a.m. Saturday. Police said they initially went to the home about 3:05 a.m. over a criminal damaging complaint, according to Officer Charles McArthur’s report.

Rhinehardt was drunk, screaming profanities and throwing clothing and household items around the front yard and driveway, McArthur wrote. A TV, apparently thrown from the second floor, was on top of the pickup.

Keith Herman, Rhinehardt’s boyfriend and the father of their 3-year-old child, said Rhinehardt came home enraged because Herman had been sleeping and hadn’t answered her seven phone calls. Herman said she dumped bleach on his clothes and destroyed two TVs. Herman said he went outside because of the anger Rhinehardt displayed.

Police said Rhinehardt agreed to sleep it off, and Herman said he would stay at a home at 759 Infirmary for the night, so police left. They returned after a report that Rhinehardt was chasing Herman with a knife.

Neighbors at 759 Infirmary said Rhinehardt chased Herman down the street with a knife and threw it at him before entering their home uninvited. The report said that Rhinehardt was arrested in the home and the knife was recovered on the street with the blade in the ground and the handle in the air.

Rhinehardt, 32, was being held without bond at the Lorain County Jail on Sunday night.

Rhinehardt’s criminal record includes convictions for domestic violence, drunken driving and theft.

She is due in Elyria Municipal Court today.

  • tickmeoff

    If she was a man, they would have taken her the first time. It is so one sided, that once the police are called, simply leave. It’s just too easy to blame the male.

    • Scout


  • Scout

    Wait….where was the 3 yr old child? What a roll model that kid has in the mother. Geeeez.

  • Jamie Smith

    I hope Mr. Herman intend to stay away from her and gets immediate custody of that 3 yr old. With a temper like that I hope the courts protect them both from that woman. This lady (yes, I use that term loosely) has a previous domestic violence arrest. So sad that this child must witness this.

    • Melissa Merrill Snyder

      Exactly what I was thinking.

  • fun man


  • GreatRedeemer

    Hmm, temperatures rising, another day in the section 8 hood.

    • brenda

      In the section 8 hood? You are bright as a black brick wall! For one no section 8 there. And people should not speak on what they no nothing about.

  • Sis Delish

    The Producers for Jerry Springer are salivating to have these two on The Show.

  • SniperFire

    Going after the big screen means war!

  • John Demirjian

    Another oxygen thief standing up for what is good about the black community.

    • Bob

      I was thinking maybe she was having a one person riot and looting session.

    • brenda

      And? Ok we all get that you’re prejudice, but the fact that she is a one man wrecking crew has nothing to do with her color. I know plenty of whites that act out when they start drinking.

      • Sis Delish

        Brenda, you seem to be highly defensive of this woman. Care to elaborate? You see, some on here see a triple-standard. Do you?

  • HankKwah

    Guess who’s going to anger management classes and AA?

    • Joe Smith

      And MMA

      • HankKwah


  • Seeker

    10 to 1 that she receives some sort of government assistance

    • Sis Delish

      Does that include Public Defenders?

    • brenda

      What does that have to do with anything? Let’s stay on the topic.

  • Sis Delish

    Another “Bum Rush”?

  • MacdaddyOH

    OMG, that girl would kick the hell out of most men. I’d be running too. Smart choice Keith!!

  • Jeff

    She just seen Purge 2 that’s all!!!She wanted to take the purge to her boyfriend!!!

  • ekwaykway

    Why not just take her crazy drunk self to jail in the first place and be done with it?

  • me101

    Take the child and run away as fast as you can! The man is a victim of abuse, and the child is in danger as well. If the kid was there, there should have been child endangering charges.