Canfield man indicted in attacks on wife, daughter


Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

A Mahoning County grand jury indicted a Canfield Township man arrested this past winter in an attack on his wife and daughter.

Louis Markulin, 60, of Brixton Crest, faces two felony counts of kidnapping, three felony counts of felonious assault, five misdemeanor counts of domestic violence and five misdemeanor charges of assault.

The charges stem from a Feb. 21 attack at his home where Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Markulin after his wife and daughter told deputies he assaulted both of them, reports said.

Reports said Markulin started beating his 19-year-old daughter after they argued over a job application she submitted. The daughter ran away. When Markulin’s wife tried to follow her, he struck her several times in the back with a broom, reports said.

Reports said at the emergency room the daughter had two black eyes, a swollen nose and a swollen right ear, according to the report.

The mother had injuries to her hand, where she tried to shield her head from the blows.

Markulin is free on bond since his arraignment in county area court in Canfield. He is not allowed to have any contact with his home or the victims in the case.

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