Bondage rape suspect gets no break on bond

(Updated with Lorain police arrest video) Attorney for Brian Jury argues for reduction, citing ‘thin’ criminal record.
Courtney Astolfi
Nov 27, 2013


The man accused of abducting and violently raping a Lorain woman Nov. 1 made his first appearance in an Erie County courtroom Tuesday afternoon, and his request for a bond reduction was promptly denied.

Brian Jury, 38, of the 10700 block of Strecker Road, attended a 1:30 p.m. arraignment hearing on charges of attempted murder, five counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping and one count of felonious assault.

Jury allegedly offered a woman a ride in Lorain, then held her at gunpoint, bound her hands with zip ties and hauled her to his Strecker Road property in Groton Township, Erie County deputies said.

When they arrived at his small camper, Jury zip-tied the woman’s legs, gagged her mouth and repeatedly raped her, deputies said.

Hours later, when he left the camper, the woman managed to break open a door and make her way to the road where a passing driver found her, still tied and unclothed.

Lorain police arrested Jury at about 6 p.m. that day, inside the city of Lorain. Jury was driving west on his motorcycle, carrying two loaded guns when officers stopped him, deputies said.

Since then, Jury has remained in the Lorain County jail on weapons charges stemming from his arrest.

He was transported to Erie County Common Pleas Judge Roger Binette’s courtroom for Tuesday’s hearing but taken back to Lorain following the arraignment. He will be handed back over to Erie County deputies when Lorain officials have concluded proceedings there, deputies said.

At Tuesday’s hearing, Jury’s attorney asked Binette to reconsider his client’s $350,000 bond. He cited Jury’s thin criminal record — one count of assault from a previous incident — and asked his bond be reduced.

Taking into account the serious charges leveled against Jury, Binette opted not to adjust the bond and referred the matter back to the county’s probation department.

Jury’s next court appearance is scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 6.

Below is the Lorain police cruiser dash-cam video of Brian Jury's arrest.




Oh boo-hoo, he didn't get what he wanted. That is a real shame. Are we supposed to feel bad for him?


Hang him


I think it was very nice of the attorney to color coordinate with his client.

Simple Enough II