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Man accused of biting, hitting pregnant wife

Sandusky Register Staff • Feb 6, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Walt Griffin, 42, 100 block Norwood Ave., was charged with misconduct at an emergency and domestic violence.

A relative dialed 911 when Griffin barricaded himself inside his home after taking 10 Xanax pills at about 4 p.m. and almost fell unconscious, according to a deputy’s report.

An ambulance quickly responded, but Griffin began hurling garbage and ice chunks at paramedics, then threatened to shoot them, the report said.

When deputies tried to cuff him, he allegedly fought them off, writhing and rolling violently on the ground.

At one point, he pulled his penis from his shorts and tried to urinate on a deputy’s leg, the report said.

Griffin’s turbulent behavior continued in the ambulance and at the hospital.

He spat continuously on his way to the hospital, swatted a cup of liquid charcoal from a nurse’s hand and swung at hospital staff, the report said.

Griffin’s pregnant wife — due to deliver the next day — later told police Griffin had spit on, hit, pushed and bit her shortly before paramedics arrived.

She tried to protect herself, but Griffin allegedly continued to strike her face and side, the report said. Griffin was arrested Monday and taken to the Erie County jail.

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