Warren man charged in assault

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — A night of drinking on St. Patrick’s Day ended with a man from Warren accused of badly beating a woman with a wooden board.

According to a police report, Warren officers were called to the emergency room at Trumbull Memorial Hospital about 10 p.m. Monday for a stabbing victim, but when they arrived, they learned the victim had not been stabbed, but was assaulted during a domestic fight.

Officers were met in the hallway by Brandon Evans, 23, who was bleeding profusely from his forehead. He was yelling at officers and hospital staff that he was not staying to be treated and was not talking to the police about what happened.

After calming Evans down, he received stitches on his forehead and right hand and was released an hour later. However, police took him to the Trumbull County Jail after they discovered he was involved in a domestic fight with his child’s mother.

The woman told police Evans struck her several times in the face and body with his fist and he also hit her at least four or five times with a 2 X 4, the police report states.

The victim, 23, told police she and Evans had been drinking at his house on Linden Avenue N.E. when the argument began. She said other people in the house stopped Evans from hitting her further and the argument continued. She told police she hid Evans’ car key in the couch because she was afraid he would drive drunk, the report states.

The victim told police she went outside and got in Evans’ unlocked car. When she saw him coming outside, she locked the car, but since he had the key, he unlocked the door and began hitting her again, the report states.

She told police she struck Evans in the head with a coffee mug in self-defense and went back inside the house to hide. Evans followed her and began beating her with the wooden board until other people in the house stopped him. She told police Evans hit her with the board twice in the arms, once in the head and twice in the back.

Officers noted in the report that they could see red marks and swelling on her head and body, as well as red marks on her arms. They said her clothes were bloody and her right ear was bleeding.

Evans was charged with felonious assault and also had an outstanding warrant. He is at the Trumbull County Jail and is due back in Warren Municipal Court on March 26.

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