Huron man goes medieval on brother

Timothy Hofer cuts sibling with halberd spearhead replica.
Courtney Astolfi
Nov 14, 2013


An argument between brothers ended with one slashing the other’s hand Wednesday morning at their grandmother’s house in Huron.

Timothy Hofer, 22, of the 500 block Westport Blvd., was charged with felonious assault and domestic violence.

Hofer’s grandmother called Huron police to her home Wednesday just a few minutes before 10 a.m., according to a Huron police report.

When officers arrived, Hofer’s 33-year-old brother stood outside, clutching his hand. Police soon learned the siblings had been arguing when Hofer grabbed a medieval halberd spearhead replica and used it to slash his brother’s right palm, the report said.

The brothers’ grandmother informed officers she had not witnessed the confrontation play out, the report said.

Hofer’s brother refused treatment from paramedics, then provided officers a written statement about the incident. They confiscated the weapon, along with an electrical test tool Hofer carried in his pocket, the report said.

The younger Hofer was taken to the Erie County jail and held without bond.



He looks just like Russell Brand doesn't he?


Don't know who Russell Brand is, but if he is a loser, then yes, he looks just like one.


This young man has had serious problems since he was a little boy. If you only knew half of what he went through, you would be appalled. He is another example of what happens to these children once they become adults. Not excusing his actions, but until we address these children and what they go through in a serious manner, things like this will continue.


Just thinking about what they are putting their grandmother through. So sad...


This is such a sad situation...Timmy is Autistic and has had a rough child hood....I am not excusing his actions but the Erie county jail is not the place for him...he needs to be admited some where he can get the help he needs.


Isn't his brother a registered sex offender? chris Hofer?




Does he have another brother named Jack Hofer?