Man jailed in bookshelf assault

Report: Houseguest became violent after being asked to leave
Jessica Cuffman
Jan 1, 2014
A Clyde man remains jailed after allegedly assaulting two people the day after Christmas, according to a police report.

Clyde police arrested Ethan Gill, 22, on Dec. 26 after he threw a bookshelf at a woman and punched a man in the head.

Residents at a home in the 500 block of Brown Street called for help after an argument with Gill that allegedly escalated into a physical altercation.

The female victim told police Gill had been staying with them for about a week after being kicked out of his mother’s house, but the couple had asked him to leave after getting into an argument with him on Facebook.

While Gill and the woman were arguing, he allegedly threw a small bookshelf toward her up a set of stairs, according to a police report.

Then the woman’s husband tried to pin Gill against a wall, but as the two struggled, their scuffle spilled into the kitchen and onto the floor, where the man held Gill until police arrived, even as Gill punched him in the head several times.

Clyde police asked the male victim about a large hole in the wall, a broken kitchen chair and a dented cold air return.

The man told police Gill’s head had gone through the wall during their struggle, and the other items also had been damaged.

Police arrested Gill and photographed the man’s injuries.

Gill told police he was gathering his things to leave when the woman shoved him into the wall, then he threw the bookshelf.

He was still held Tuesday at the Sandusky County Jail on two counts assault and one count aggravated trespassing.



Happy New Years. You are no longer homeless dumba$$. Never bite the hands that feed you.

SanduskySlayer's picture

The Police should of arrested all involved. They just showed their bias against homeless. Sounds to me, he was assaulted first. Defended himself when attacked.


They were the hosts, he was the parasite. Bye bye parasite


should HAVE


Loaded weapon on the street?


Now what in the world were these people doing with books in their house? Do they even know what they are used for? Of course it may have just been past issues of High Times- that is probably the best explanation.