July 5, 2015

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Attorney: Client in child sex case is not a predator

ELYRIA — Demetrius Richardson Jr., jailed on charges alleging he raped a 12-year-old girl he met online, is not a sexual predator, his lawyer said Thursday. “This is not some sort of child predator,” defense attorney Erin Downs said. “He was not out there preying on kids.” Richardson, 25, was arrested Sunday after admitting to Read More…

Attorney: Charges against officer based on lies

Michael Hoover

ELYRIA — The attorney representing the Ohio Adult Parole Authority officer accused of trafficking in drugs said Monday that his client is the victim of lies put forth by people with “pending criminal cases.” “I believe that individuals with motivations to lie about Michael Hoover are fabricating these stories to gain a benefit for themselves,” Read More…

Elyria man charged after toddler hospitalized

ELYRIA — A toddler was hospitalized with a head injury after police said her mother’s boyfriend hit the girl and knocked her to the ground. Terrance Card, 24, was charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and endangering a child Tuesday night after he brought his girlfriend’s 22-month-old daughter to the hospital with suspicious injuries, police Read More…

Tyburski bond set at $2M

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ELYRIA — A Lakewood woman charged with killing her daughter and dumping her body in North Ridgeville in March was given a $2 million bond Thursday. Janet Tyburski, 45, waived her right to a preliminary hearing in her murder case in Elyria Municipal Court on Thursday and was issued a $2 million bond. Her case Read More…

Heather Koon waives preliminary hearing for rape charges

Heather Koon

ELYRIA — Heather Koon, the day care worker accused of raping two children at ABC Kidz Child Care, waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday and agreed to have the two rape charges she faces bound over to a county grand jury. By waiving the preliminary hearing, in which prosecutors would have been required to present some Read More…

Man who barricades himself in shed with gun incompetent to stand trial

Kelly Boros

ELYRIA – A Grafton man who allegedly holed up in a shed behind his father’s Carlisle Township home in August has been found incompetent to stand trial. Elyria Municipal Court Judge Lisa Locke Graves made the finding during a hearing Tuesday and ordered 42-year-old Kelly Boros sent to a mental health facility for treatment, according Read More…

Victim mad ‘road rage’ attacker receives 11 day jail sentence

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ELYRIA — People aren’t always happy with sentences handed down in court, but Elyria resident Patrick Buckley is still stewing that his attacker received 11 days in jail after what he described as a particularly brutal assault. Buckley, who has burn scars on his arms that he said were from the fight, said the incident Read More…

Intoxicated grandson charged for swinging at sheriff deputy

EATON TWP. — A 33-year-old man was charged with assault on a peace officer after he allegedly attacked an officer who was checking on the welfare of an elderly woman in the home. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office was called at 8:37 p.m. Monday to check on an elderly woman who was being cared for Read More…

Ralich gets 60 days in jail

ELYRIA — Mark Ralich, the 21-year-old Elyria driver who survived a weekend crash that left another man dead, was sentenced this morning to 60 days in the county jail on an unrelated case. Ralich has not been charged in connection with Saturday’s crash, which left 18-year-old Andrew “A.J.” Vincent dead and Elyria police have said Read More…