July 25, 2014

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Bicyclist who tried to flee police faces charges

Eric Payne

LORAIN — A man who tried to flee from police on a bicycle later was charged with bringing crack cocaine into the jail, police said. Eric Payne, 54, was charged with resisting arrest, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence, illegal conveyance, obstructing official business, impeding the flow of traffic and riding a bike without a Read More…

Brian Jury sentenced to 36 years for rape of Lorain woman

Brian Jury, of Bellevue, appears in Lorain Municipal Court during a hearing in November. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

SANDUSKY — Brian Jury was leading a double life, Erie County Judge Roger Binette said Monday before sentencing the 39-year-old convicted rapist to more than three decades in prison. Jury, 39, received the maximum 36 years in prison as a result of a November incident in which a Lorain woman was found bound, naked and Read More…

Police: Man crashes motorcycle while fleeing from officers

SHEFFIELD — A man crashed his motorcycle into a telephone pole Friday morning while allegedly trying to flee from officers, police said. Around 5 a.m., police saw Antonio Huffman, 37, riding his black 2004 Honda motorcycle at 64 mph in a 50 mph zone on Colorado Avenue near Harris Road. A police officer from Sheffield Read More…

Nine more arrested in connection with Elyria murder

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ELYRIA – Nine more people have been arrested around Elyria in connection with a riot that resulted in the death of 24-year-old Davion Strupe on July 1. Todd Wells, 21, of Bath Street, Elyria, was charged with murder, kidnapping, aggravated burglary and aggravated riot. Tyler Wells, 23, of Cleveland, was charged with aggravated riot and Read More…

UPDATED: Police find assault suspect across town

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LORAIN — A city man suspected of abducting and assaulting his girlfriend was arrested across town from where the alleged incident took place. Isaac Legard, 34, of the 1600 block of Lehigh Avenue, was charged with abduction, aggravated menacing, assault and weapons under disability about 2 p.m. Tuesday at his mother’s house on the west Read More…

Four-wheeler crash victim a farmer, family man

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CARLISLE TWP. — A 34-year-old man who was killed in a four-wheeler crash in his field Sunday is remembered by his family as a caring man, an avid farmer and a loving son. Timothy Zmuginsky was driving a four-wheeler at 12446 Indian Hollow Road when he crashed, according to a press release. The Lorain County Read More…

Several children seen at Lorain playground before fire

LORAIN — A girl seen running from a playground fire Saturday later told police she watched two boys start the fire with a lighter and pieces of paper. About 2:30 p.m. Saturday, police arrived at Helen Steiner Rice School, 4500 Tacoma Ave. The Lorain Fire Department arrived shortly after police and found playground equipment on Read More…

Coroner: Lorain man shot in the back

Davion Strupe

  ELYRIA — The 24-year-old Lorain man involved in an altercation Tuesday in Elyria died from a single gunshot wound to the back, according to the coroner. Davion Strupe also had other minor injuries, but the gunshot wound killed him, Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans said Thursday. Also Thursday, one of the suspects, Anthony Read More…

Third suspect arrested in Elyria murder

Anthony Marcano

ELYRIA – Police have a third man in custody following the murder of 24-year-old Davion Strupe on Tuesday night in Elyria. Anthony Marcano, 22, of Cleveland turned himself in at the Cuyahoga County Jail around 10 a.m. Thursday. He was the third murder suspect to be arrested in connection with Strupe’s death. Police said Strupe Read More…

Suspect who fled after traffic stop arrested

Tyrell Horton

ELYRIA – A man who led police on a high-speed car chase following a routine traffic stop on Tuesday evening was taken into custody and charged for the incident on Thursday. Tyrell Horton, 25, was charged with failure to comply and reckless operation at about 10:15 a.m. on Thursday near the intersection of Lorain Boulevard Read More…