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Man arrested in January assault

Courtney Astolfi • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

A Sandusky man was arrested Tuesday night for a January assault that left a man seriously injured.

Robert Walton, 24, of the 800 block of Decatur St., was charged with felonious assault.

At about 1 a.m. Jan. 18, Quotaz Alexander, 30, was treated for face and forehead injuries at Firelands Regional Medical Center. He told police the injuries were caused outside the Decatur Street home of Walton, who is a cousin of Alexander’s ex-girlfriend, according to a police report.

According to Alexander, Walton had asked if he was stopping by earlier that evening. When Alexander arrived, he walked inside to find Walton and two other men. They told him “his girl” was sleeping in a back room, which prompted Alexander to leave because he didn’t know what they meant, the report said.

Walton allegedly followed Alexander outside and punched the back of his head. Alexander fell to the ground, where Walton proceeded to punch and kick his head, the report said. The other two men then joined in the assault.

Alexander fled and then checked himself into the emergency room, prompting an officer to set out for Walton’s home, the report said.

Walton told police he didn’t want to talk, and he abruptly closed the door. Police returned a short while later to arrest Alexander’s ex-girlfriend on an outstanding warrant through Lorain police.

At that point, Walton maintained he knew nothing of the assault, despite fresh abrasions on his hands and blood stains on his pants, the report said.

“Man I don’t know him like that, he beats on my cousin’s (expletive),” Walton told officers.

He said the stains on his pants were ketchup, the report said. Walton was charged with misdemeanor assault at the time, but officers later authorized a more severe charge given the extent of Alexander’s injuries.

Willard police located Walton Tuesday and handed him over to Sandusky police on his outstanding felonious assault warrant. He remains in the Erie County jail on $20,000 bond.

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