Man waits over 2 months to report hammer assault

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN — Two-and-a-half months after reportedly being struck in the face with a hammer in a Thanksgiving Day assault, the victim told city police of the assault.

On Monday, the victim walked into the Youngstown Police Department and filed a report. He told police that a man he knew struck him when the victim walked in the front door of a home in the 200 block of East Auburndale Avenue on the South Side.

The suspect “struck (the victim) in the face (left side) multiple times with a hammer. During the assault, (the suspect) repeatedly struck (the victim) on his head, back and right arm,” but the victim “managed to escape” and went to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital for treatment.

He suffered a broken jaw and fractured right arm, a Youngstown police report states. The police officer taking the report noticed that the victim had his jaw wired shut and a cast on his right arm.

The report is captioned “felonious assault,” but no charges are on file at Youngstown Municipal Court for the man named in the report as a suspect.



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