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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 .

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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