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Man ambushes, assaults ex-girlfriend

Register • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Matthew John Ewing, last known listed address in Toledo, was charged with domestic violence and assault after he was seen punching Melina N. Tompkins, 21, outside her apartment on Tiffin Avenue, deputies.

Ewing allegedly ambushed Tompkins as she went to her mailbox.

Tompkins told deputies she heard a voice behind her say “perfect timing.”

She started to run for her apartment when she saw Ewing, but he punched her on the back of her head. Ewing then ripped off her shirt and bra, according to a deputy’s report.

A neighbor saved Tompkins from any further assault by coming out and yelling at Ewing.

“You whoop on her?,” he yelled. “Why don’t you try whooping me instead?”

Ewing ran from the scene but was later found at his home on Putnam Street.

During the arrest deputies advised Ewing to leave Tompkins alone.

“I can’t. I love her,” Ewing said.

Tompkins’ injuries included a red mark on her face, a large scratch on her left arm and cuts on her left shoulder, as well as scratch marks.

Erie County Municipal Judge Paul Lux ordered Ewing to be held in jail without bond until his court appearance.

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