Police arrest assault suspect

Man charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault
Courtney Astolfi
May 9, 2014
A Sandusky man was arrested Thursday on felony charges for allegedly beating up a man and looting his pockets.

Christopher Wright, 19, of the 600 block of McDonough St., was charged with aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

A Wayne Street man returned home at about 2 a.m. Thursday with a nearly inch-long gash on the back of his head, according to a police report.

Another resident called Sandusky police to the scene, where they found the initially tight-lipped man on a couch, with a large amount of coagulating blood seeping from the wound. The man at first offered no details, other than Wright’s possible involvement, but soon offered more information as he was being treated at Firelands Regional Medical Center.

Officers had assisted the man a few days prior on Tiffin Avenue, and though he told them he was assaulted, he refused to provide details. During an interview Thursday, however, the man said Wright had assaulted him that day as well, the report said.

As for the most recent incident, the man said a neighbor asked him, on Wright’s behalf, to meet Wright at the corner to talk out their issues, the report said.

“(The man) said he wanted to get things cleared up with Christopher, so he went to the corner of Wayne St. and E. Park St.” the report said.

But when the man met up with Wright and two other men he did not recognize, the trio allegedly began beating him.

At some point, the man fell down. Wright then allegedly rifled through his pockets, making off with $35, a cellphone and half a pack of cigarettes, the report said.

“You don’t want these kinds of problems,” Wright allegedly told the man as he stole his belongings and departed the area.

Officers issued charges for Wright, and he was located and arrested later on Thursday. The alleged victim, meanwhile, required four or five stitches to close the cut, the report said.

Wright is now being held in the Erie County jail on $45,000 bond.