Man beats wife, pulls her hair out

A Huron man remains behind bars at the Erie County jail after ripping hair off his wife's scalp.
Heather Chapin-Fowler
Sep 21, 2010

A Huron man remains behind bars at the Erie County jail after ripping hair off his wife’s scalp.

The attack led to a domestic violence conviction for Justin Lawton, 32. The incident occurred Sept. 13 when Lawton and his wife started arguing at their Berlin Road home. 

Trisha Lawton told police her husband, Justin, followed her outside, grabbed her by the hair and dragged her back into the house. She said he then threw her down and spit in her face, a Huron police report said.  

Police photographed several injuries on Trisha’s body, including a cut and bruising on her left elbow, cuts and abrasions on her right knee, a blackened eye, a cut and swollen lip on the left side of her mouth, heavy bruising behind her left ear and an area on the back of her head where a clump of hair had been ripped out. 

Justin is now serving a 17-day sentence at the Erie County jail. 

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first of duh month

 Anyone ever find out what happened in I-Fives parking lot Sat. night? I heard the parking lot looked like it does outside the Crowbar, (10 cop cars, a melee, drunks running everywhere), only 99.9% more caucasian out that way.

Bryan Dubois

Is this man accused of said crime or is he already declared guilty?

Norma J-C

The article clearly states that he was convicted and is serving a 17-day sentence. That's clear enough for me.

Bryan Dubois

Ah yes, I stand corrected.  Hadn't seen anything in the paper about this - and the headline implied it just happened.

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Mime Bloggling

Only 17 days for beating his wife to a pulp? What judge handed down this sentence?

Julie R.

I do so think this woman best be getting rid of this dirt bag before he ends up killing her! How do women get mixed up with these creeps, anyway? I sure hope they don't have kids that are witnessing this.

brownbear

What is wrong with the prosecuter or the Judge , are they nuts? What if it was their daughter ?? Must of had a good lawyer. 17 days he must be laughing about it, he will get feed good and protected from harm by the guards. Divorce the but head.

Salvatore

Why wasn't this guy bound over to the grand jury like other people that beat up thier wives? 17 days is a big joke. Does he have connections in high places?

Salvatore

Please note people. Don't let the Ragister get a hold of your photo or they will blow it up to large proportions and post it so people can laugh at you and mock you.

Unassumer

17 days is not nearly long enough.  I don't know what makes some guys think it's okay to beat up their wives or girlfriends, because it's not.  I think domestic violence laws need to change, because as they stand now they only allow things to escalate until someone is killed and the woman is seldom protected.  I do hope this woman leaves because it will only get worse.  He will not change.  He will only be mad that she put him in jail.  He looks high in this picture and probably could use some drug counseling as well.

columbus avenue

What led up to this altercation?

eriemom

Are you serious Columbus Ave. Are you asking if she caused him to beat her?

never comin back

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Tweety Sees Eve...

Sounds about right.  One day in jail for every injury that he caused her.  Way to go Justice system!

 

 Another Repukelican preaching the Constitution and all that BS, but committing a heinous crime against his wife, whom is significantly smaller than him.  Nice Justin, real nice.  Hypocrite.

 

Yes, I do realize that there are not 17 injuries listed before one of you corrects me.

spensmom

Seriously, 17 days!!  Are you kidding me??  My husband is sitting in Erie County Jail for 60 days because he got laid off for the winter and fell behind in child support for his daughter and this guy only gets 17 days for beating his wife.  I don't get it.  I just don't get it.

Katelih-Trailer...

 spensmom, Your husband's baby mama must be very persistent with too much time on her hands. If your husband is laid off, why didn't the courts take $$ from his unemployment checks, or aren't they allowed to?

Junky on Hancock

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Julie R.

To Junky on Hancock: So even if that were true that's no reason to beat somebody.  Why not just divorce her? This guy is nuts.  And so is his wife if she stays with him.  

TonyTone

duh...how the heck does it pertain to this article... or is this your gossip page???? 

thinktwice

I've seen that PD4BU somewhere before. I think it was on a ghetto caddy.

Unassumer

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Pete

Uhm, Goderators, what could have possibly been wrong with my post?

You have my email, send me a note as to why

clydemommy

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Katelih-Trailer...

 I don't know this couple, but am wondering if maybe the short sentence is because SHE supported him through this. Maybe SHE had " some say" in his sentencing. I am only guessing . It happens.

Tweety Sees Eve...

Hmmmm....I find it odd that the last comment was removed.  It contained no personal attacks like the moderator has posted.  Simply a joke. 

Odd how slanted the SandPaper is.  Imagine protecting a wife beater and not allowing us to have some say. 

Are you tring to get FOX news to buy you out?  You are starting to sound and act like them!!

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