Lorain Councilman Angel Arroyo Faces Domestic Violence, Resisting Arrest Charges!


By Zachary Srnis

Posted January 25th 2019


Lorain City Ward 6 Councilman Angel L. Arroyo Jr., 36, was arrested Jan. 14, after allegedly assaulting his wife.

Arroyo was charged with domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor, and resisting arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor, according to a Lorain police report.

Officers responded at 1:24 a.m. to the 1800 block of East 30th Street for a Lorain woman who said her husband, Arroyo, came home intoxicated and assaulted her, the report said.

The victim said she and Arroyo got into an argument around 5 p.m. Jan. 13 and he then left the residence, according to the report.

The victim said Arroyo returned to the house at 1 a.m. and struck her multiple times on the right side near of her ribs and pushed her, the report said.

The two continued to argue until police arrived.

The victim did not show any signs of injury and refused medical treatment, the report said.

Officers then attempted to arrest Arroyo, but he started to ball his fists up and pull away from officers, according to the report.

Once officers applied handcuffs, Arroyo refused to get up from the porch, the report said.

Officers had to pick up Arroyo and place him in the patrol car, according to the report.

Arroyo was then taken to Mercy Health Lorain after complaining of being hurt  when he was put in the cruiser; he was cleared medically and discharged from the hospital.

Arroyo, who has been released on a $2,500 personal bond, must appear at 1:05 p.m. Feb. 4 before Lorain Municipal Court Judge Mark J. Mihok.

Arroyo did not attend the Lorain City Council special meeting and committee meetings of Jan. 14.

Council voted 6-4 to excuse his absence, with Council members Pamela Carter, JoAnne Moon, Joe Faga, Joshua Thornsberry, Mitch Fallis and Joe Koziura in favor and Council members Beth Henley, Mary Springowski, Dennis Flores and Greg Argenti against.

The vote was symbolic, however, because Council rules govern attendance at and absence from regular meetings, not special meetings or committee meetings, said Clerk of Council Nancy Greer.

Another brush with the law

The councilman also was arrested Dec. 2, 2017, following drunken conduct.

In that incident, Arroyo was cited for resisting arrest, obstructing official business, disorderly conduct by intoxication and disturbing the peace.

Arroyo was found guilty of disturbing the peace and obstructing official business. The other charges were dismissed, according to court records.

Arroyo was sentenced to pay $500 in restitution and $300 in fines.

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