Man charged with assault in street beating of 77-year-old
Darin Brinsey, 38, was arrested on a charge of assault and a warrant from Trumbull County after reports said he beat a 77-year-old man in the middle of Second Street on Sunday.
Officers were called there about 10:30 a.m. for a report of a man lying in the street bleeding. When they arrived, Brinsey yelled to police that he was defending himself and that the man choked him.
The victim told police Brinsey hollered at him when he was in the street. The victim said he told Brinsey to leave him alone and Brinsey came over and punched him in the head and face and kicked him in the ribs when he fell to the pavement. The victim had blood on his face, mouth, hands, elbow and knees, reports said.
A witness said they heard arguing and when they went to check, they saw Brinsey assaulting the man. A records check also revealed that Brinsey had a warrant for non-payment of support. As he was placed in a cruiser, Brinsey shouted “I’ll be back,” reports said.