Man arrested for March assault

Altercation took place one day after release from prison
Courtney Astolfi
Jul 1, 2014

A Zanesville man was arrested this week for the robbery of a Sandusky man, which allegedly occurred the day after he got out prison, police said.

Keith Bruce, 22, was arrested by Erie County deputies Friday on one count of complicity to commit robbery, a second-degree felony.

Bruce and Sandusky man Jerel Nelson, 27, were both released from Mansfield Correction Institution on March 14, Sandusky police Det. Ken Nixon said.

The pair then traveled to Sandusky and went to Daly's Pub the next night for a St. Patrick's Day event.

There, they befriended a Sandusky man, who eventually agreed to go back to a Putnam Street home with them after-hours, Nixon said.

But when they arrived, Nelson and Bruce allegedly attacked the man, giving him black eyes, facial bruising and swollen lips, Nixon said.

The man managed to escape and called police from The Depot Restaurant on Tiffin Avenue, according to a police report.

Nelson was arrested March 25 for his involvement, but investigators wanted to make sure it was indeed Bruce who was his alleged accomplice.

Police checked prison release records, and also verified the pair's friendship through phone records, Nixon said.

An Erie County grand jury opted to indict Bruce earlier this month. He was arrested on the indictment Friday and taken to the Erie County jail. Bruce remains there on a $60,000 bond.



Killer tatts dude !


Omg, is this someone you would take home to meet mom and dad. How can he even think he looks good with those ugly tats. I wouldn't have gone anywhere with him, that guy had to be totally drunk.


My apologies... I forgot to put "dripping with sarcasm" in parenthesis after my lost post ;) Looks like his 3 year old put those tatts on with a sharpie (not dripping with sarcasm).


1 bullet placed in the forehead would do him wonders!


Must like Mansfield.


Looks like he had a 5-yr. old do his tats. Lol


It's going to get worse, lotsa trash out there an no morels taught at home anymore..sad and scary the animals mankind's becoming

The Answer Person

What does his not having any mushrooms have to do with this?




He's all billybadass with those tats. Probably crys like a baby when he gets rear ended in prison.


So much for him being rehabilitated...shocking from the looks of his tats I was guessing he was a banker or CEO of a major company, guess looks can be deceiving.....