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Man Accused Of Beating Up His Former Girlfriend

Robert Sajovic was previously convicted of accidentally shooting his wife in the leg

A Mentor man is accused of attacking his former girlfriend and not letting her leave when she tried to escape.

Robert Sajovic, 46, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with abduction and domestic violence.

Sajovic met with the 36-year-old woman at a home near the intersection of Reynolds and Ford roads.

Sajovic had been drinking and, at some point in the morning, he started attacking the woman, Mentor Police Lt. Tim Allen said.

The woman said he choked her, struck her and held her down on the bed when she tried to leave.

The victim was able to use her iPhone to record audio of Sajovic's attack, Allen said.

The woman was ultimately able to leave the house after she promised not to tell anyone about the attack, Allen said.

She drove to the nearby Speedway gas station and called police. Meanwhile, the woman -- who had a lump on her forehead, a swollen eye and redness around her neck -- was taken to the hospital.

Sagovic has been charged with domestic violence before. He was charged with that, as well as felonious assault, after he shot his then wife in the leg in 2006, Allen said.

However, both charges from that previous incident were ultimately dismissed and Sajovic was convicted of attempted negligent assault -- a charge that can be used when someone hurts someone on accident.

Sajovic was then sentenced to seven days in jail, five years of probation and anger management.

Because of his history with firearms, police called Sajovic before arresting him Tuesday. Sajovic then agreed to turn himself in.

He is scheduled to be arraigned today on his newest charges in .

CCRady September 12, 2012 at 02:08 PM
The fact that this guy has a previous record of assault is proof again that criminals DO NOT CHANGE. He got seven days in jail for shooting his then wife in the leg. OMG, what has happened to our judicial system? I have no faith in any of the Lake County judges anymore. We (the public) need to clean house during election season and elect officials who really believe if you do the crime you WILL do time! this is the ONLY way to discourage crime from the beginning! JMO
Janelle roland September 12, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I know him and I will tell you this yeah he had know right to do what he did to his former girlfriend but I've met her before...she's nuts!..I promise you that..we were all out one night and I'm sure the whole bar can tell you about that crazy woman!
Kyle September 12, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Although I get what you are saying, no woman deserves to be beaten by a man....no matter how crazy they get. A man that lays a hand on a woman is a coward.
a friend September 12, 2012 at 05:12 PM
I know them both and her craziness came from his actions and his lies! And she might be nuts but never tried to kill anyone! And he has never been right in the head or never seeked any help for anything! They both put up with a lot of crap from eachother but doesn't give him the right to put his hands on her!
MsPerfect September 17, 2012 at 01:45 PM
I bet is was over dope....Dope is for dopes kids....
he is a LOSER September 18, 2012 at 02:42 PM
No no no Ms Perfect it was not over dope! He might of been doped up! She was NOT his first victium and nor will she be his last if he gets out!
a long time "friend" September 21, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Still in jail where he needs to stay let's just hope they do NOT lower his bond because if he gets out there will be more harm done to a lot of people! I know both parties involved and even know I didn't like his girlfriend I know what this man is able to do when he feels threanted, scared, or when someone betrays him! I went to school with this man and believe me his problems started way before this lady even stepped into his life.
katie September 26, 2012 at 08:02 PM
I heard the whole recording of this incident. This man is crazy and deserves to rot in jail for the rest of his life. This poor women was si scared and shakin i dont care what anyone says about how crazy she is what she went through is horrible and anyman who lays a hand on a women is a straight coward!!!
a friend October 13, 2012 at 03:31 AM
You Said You Would Never Hit Me You said you would never hit me. It was just a lie. You said you would never hit me . Now hear I sit and cry. The first time I forgave,but didn’t forget. You said you would never hit me. But you did with regret. Not once, not twice, but three different times. You said you would never hit me. Yet you have committed theses crimes. You said you would never hit me and not a word was true. You said you would never hit me. In this life one day, I may become you. Does it make you feel like a Man? I only know this, it will never happen again. You said you would never hit me. It was only a lie. Now I must let go before someone die. I have to let you go and this is no lie. I took you in and took care of you. Instead of you showing love this is what you do. When does it end? The fear of your fists on my face, your hands around my neck! GOD when am I gonna be ok! You think you are scared ha. Cry yourself to sleep nightly and wake up scared shaking sweating.
a friend October 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM
HOW CAN I? ITS HARD TO SEE THE GOOD WHEN THE BAD GETS IN THE WAY. HOW CAN I SEE, BEYOND THE HELL OF EVERY DAY. ITS HARD TO SEE THE LIGHT WHEN THE DARKNESS SEEMS TO LOOM HOW CAN I SEE BEYOND THE VIOLENCE, CRUEL AND COLD THE BRUCIES AND LUMPS ARE GONE NO LONGER CAN U SEE THEM THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE THAT CRUEL AND COLD MORNING WILL NEVER GO AWAY MY BODY TREMBLES AT NIGHT AS I TRY TO FALL ASLEEP AS MY EYES CLOSE I SEE YOU STANDING AT MY FEET AWAKED BY A DREAM SCARED OUT OF MY MIND I CAN'T YELL FOR HELP I CAN'T MOVE A MUSCLE IN MY BODY MY HEART BEATS OUT OF MY CHEST I TELL MYSELF YOU ARE NOT THERE BUT ALL I CAN HEAR IS YOUR PROMISE TO ONE DAY BE HERE! When does it end! The pain and fear! When does it end?
a friend October 19, 2012 at 02:46 AM
You lied, I cried. You flirt, I'm hurt. You wanted, I needed. You forgot, I remember. You promised, I kept it. You stopped, I started. You're done, I'm trying. You said you loved me, Stop lying ♥ . Stop the lies and stop loving me you killed that when u beat me!
a friend December 26, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Well let's see if our system let's this man walk again! Or if they will STOP him from hurting someone else. Because when he gets out, and one day he will get out he will continue to lie, use, and hurt everyone he has contact with. The next lady won't be so luck to get away! He hides behind his parents, he lies to keep himself out of trouble! His trial is schduled for jan. 14th if no deal is made, I just hope that they stop him now before its tooo late. He has had a life time of chances and has taken advantage of the system and all who was involved! He cares about nothing or no one believe that! Now he's playing the ' I have changed card' give me a break. I am in fear of this man along with many, many more so why should we have to live our lives in fear because he once again gets another chance. Plz plz plz keep this man locked up!

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