Man to serve 31/2 years for assault

Man convicted in 2013 attack on girlfriend
Courtney Astolfi
May 2, 2014


A Sandusky man who brutally assaulted his girlfriend at a Ransom Street home last summer is now behind bars for the ordeal.

Timothy Johnson, 35, of the 1000 block of E. Monroe St., was recently sentenced to three and a half years in prison, according to court documents.

A Bellevue hospital employee first tipped off Sandusky police to Johnson’s attack on July 2, after they treated the woman’s injuries and transferred her to another facility for specialized care, according to a Sandusky police report.

Detectives soon learned Johnson had viciously assaulted the woman over the course of a few days. On the first night, he broke one side of the woman’s jaw, and about two days later, he broke the other side, police said.

In a 48-hour period, Johnson squeezed the woman’s face, choked and slapped her and tried to smother her with a pillow. He forced her broken jaw open with his fist and essentially water-boarded her in the shower, police said.

“He was making statements about how close he could get her to her death bed” a detective said.

Doctors told investigators the victim suffered broken ribs and possible swelling of the brain.

Johnson was arrested July 15 and an Erie County grand jury later indicted him on three counts felonious assault, two counts attempted murder and domestic violence, and one count each of attempted rape and violating a protection order.

Earlier this year, Johnson accepted a plea deal. His attempted murder and rape charges were dismissed, with Johnson ultimately pleading guilty to felonious assault, felony domestic violence, and a misdemeanor protection order violation.

Johnson and prosecutors agreed to a three-and-a-half year sentence at the time of the plea, and Erie County Common Pleas Court Judge Tygh Tone reaffirmed that sentencing decision this spring.

Johnson is now serving his sentence at the Lorain Correctional Institution in Grafton.



What a piece of s@#*.


are his eyes crooked???

Ralph J.

He should have gotten at least 10 years. Did the victim agree to the light sentence?


wow but tone couldn't give takye what he plead out to

Stop It

He needs his jaw jacked.

2cents's picture

Just keep him, or He will be another Denise Dussell.

{¶2} On October 25, 1990, a Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted
Dussell on 24 counts of rape, felonious assault, kidnapping, abduction, gross
sexual imposition, felonious sexual penetration, and having a weapon while under
a disability. In 1991, Dussell was convicted of 15 of the charges and sentenced to
63 to 98 years in prison.


3.5 years for dang near killing her? What is her medical condition today? From the sounds of the abuse done to this woman they should have taken it to trial and tried for the maximum sentence under the law. I really am beginning to hate these plea deals.

super clean

Free timmy next time she wont cheat


super clean...A REAL MAN would walk away...I guess your not a MAN either. This town is sooo full of sissy men it makes me sick.


Women beater and a drug dealer...keep his a $$ in Prison where he belongs!!!


What everyone fails to realize he was only charged with a d.v n a felony assault... a good paid lawyer can get u less time u cant have a public defender with 100 charges n expect to get a good deal