Theodore accused of beating estranged girlfriend unconscious

By Joe Gorman


A man accused of breaking his estranged girlfriend’s nose during a beating Tuesday evening is in the Mahoning County jail on $100,000 bond.

Kevin Theodore, 29, told Municipal Court Judge Elizabeth Kobly during his arraignment on a felonious assault charge Wednesday he was hoping to get out of jail on a recognizance bond so he could go to work and hire a lawyer.

Kobly said someone with a felonious assault as well as a failure to appear warrant on a traffic charge from earlier this year would get no such thing.

Theodore was arrested at his mother’s North Side home about 2 a.m. Wednesday, accused of severely beating his estranged girlfriend.

Police were called to St. Elizabeth Health Center, where the victim told them Theodore visited her at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home in the 3500 block of Southern Boulevard and beat her during an argument.

The victim said she was unconscious for a brief period and when she woke up Theodore threatened to kill her if she called police.

She told police she was afraid to call them but family members took her to the hospital and talked her into filing charges, reports said.

Reports said the victim had internal injuries, a possible concussion and a severely broken nose.

Theodore was found sleeping at his mother’s house on Carlotta Avenue.

A records check revealed his mother has a protection order against him banning him from her house, so a charge of violating a protection order was also added.

Theodore told Judge Kobly he got permission from his probation officer to stay with his mother, but the charge was not dropped.

He also told Kobly he did not appear in court for his traffic charge because he paid the fine, but Kobly said he was required to come to court and there was no record of any fine being paid.

“You did nothing,” Kobly said. “You think I was born yesterday? I have enough gray hair to prove otherwise.”

Court records show Theodore has past arrests for domestic violence in 2009 and 2010, with a resisting arrest charge added in the 2009 incident, as well as disorderly conduct in a school zone in 2002, a DUI in 2007, and improper discharge of a firearm in 2007.

He did have a lawyer appointed for him because he would not be able to get out of jail and go to work with such a high bond, Judge Kobly said.

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