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Man hits elderly mother in face

Annie Zelm • Jun 11, 2011 at 8:01 AM

Police arrested a Sandusky man who punched his elderly mother in the face, possibly breaking her nose.

A witness heard two people arguing outside a home in the 2700 block of W. Monroe St. and called police just after noon Thursday, according to the report.

Police said Bartt Carruthers, 48, struck his mother, Virginia Nugent, 83, during the argument, seriously injuring her.

She was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Nugent has since been released from the hospital, but Carruthers remains in the Erie County jail on a $33,000 bond, with a 10 percent cash provision.

He faces charges of domestic violence and felonious assault, a second-degree felony punishable by up to eight years in prison.

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