Man charged with felonious assault after fight

Confrontation at Rudy's Bar & Grill led to swollen nose, face laceration and fat lip
Courtney Astolfi
Jun 25, 2014

 

astolfi@sanduskyregister.com

A Vermilion man was arrested Sunday on a felony charge for allegedly fracturing a man's nose Friday night at a Liberty Avenue bar.

Jack LaForce, 24, of the 5300 block of Portage Road, was charged with felonious assault and misdemeanor assault.

Vermilion police officers were called to Rudy's Bar & Grill Friday night just a few minutes before midnight.

There, they found a 22-year-old Vermilion man with a swollen nose, a large bump and laceration to his face and a fat lip, according to a police report.

The man told officers he was on the bar's back patio, chatting with his brother and a friend about basketball. LaForce soon approached the group, climbed on a picnic table and joined their conversation, the report said.

“(The man) stated that Jack eventually turned the conversation towards how great he was and how he was the best,” the report stated.

LaForce then allegedly punched and pushed the victim's brother to the ground, then turned his attention towards the victim.

LaForce punched his face, which knocked the victim to the floor, according to the report.

When the victim stood back up, LaForce allegedly leveled a second blow, causing him to fall again.

The alleged victim called police, but by that point, LaForce had already left the bar.

Surveillance later confirmed LaForce's involvement.

The following day, the man told police his nose was fractured from the alleged assault. He also required stitches, the report said.

LaForce turned himself in on the charge Sunday and later posted 10 percent of his $25,000 bond.

But on Monday, officers learned LaForce was out on bond from Cuyahoga County, and so took him back into custody. He is now being held at the Erie County jail.
 

Comments

mikeylikesit

these days you cant go handing out whoopings without legal repercussions..

Stop It

I know, right? Hell, when I was in my early 20's a bar fight every weekend took all the anxiety away.

stayfit

list the charges the is out on bond with/very serious/very gross/very dangerous. Also, note he is a member of the Division III National Championship football team. 

 

Newsworthy items about this guy that community needs to be in fear of.

fenderstrat52

Cuyahoga county charges: Rape, kidnapping.

mikeylikesit

i have to say, he looks far more gangster than most of the punks who end up with their mug in the news.

HealBySteel

Plus, don't forget that he was arrested with Indian's pitcher, Joe Smith, in 2012 at Put-in-Bay! (He is the brother of Allie LaForce....CBS Sports)

mikeylikesit

he should change his name to knuckles, get a pinstripe suit, maybe smoke a cigar..

gennycreamale

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whattheBucks

what a punk !! lets see if his new neighbors in the pokey see how tough he is, or if he's the best. I hope he turns into their little bi+c#

mikeylikesit

good link. on second thought, maybe he should just go ahead and get titties tattooed on his back for his prison debut..

LookingDown

One day he will pick a fight with they wrong person

fenderstrat52

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sorryhog

Lagoon trash, that think they are better than everyone else!