Man Accused Of Hitting Girlfriend With Beer Bottle

Police say the victim's ear was partly severed and she will need surgery to fix it

A Mentor man is accused of partly severing his girlfriend's ear after he flung a beer bottle at her late Sunday night, Mentor Police Lt. Ken Zbiegien said.

Joshua Nasca, 25, had gone out with his girlfriend that evening. However, when they returned home, he wanted to go back out.

The two argued about it and Nasca flung a bottle at her, Zbiegien said.

The bottle hit the 23-year-old woman and the bottom of her ear was pulled away from her cheek, Zbiegien said.

The girl will need surgery to repair the injury, the lieutenant added.

The police were called and arrested Nasca. He has been charged with felonious assault.

Nasca was arraigned Monday in Mentor Municipal Court. Acting Judge Jeff McGaffick set his bond at $200,000, which was not posted.

His next court hearing was set for Nov. 26.

Karl Hubrath November 19, 2012 at 09:59 PM
I would like to make a comment thanks. I think that it is important to note that sometimes our best throwing comes from not trying to hit the target that we are aiming at. One time when I was a kid, my mother told me to get some cats away from this dead bird; so I threw a rock at them. I could not believe the accuracy that the rock had because it hit one of the cats in the head, very devastating for me. I am not saying that this is the case, however it did sound like it was the only aggressive move he made against her, see? I would think that a person that would be an abuser would have punched her a few times then threw the bottle for a last resort punishment before she got away; However she would know all of this too. Either way this kind of thing needs to stop. It makes all guys look bad, especially us good ones. God bless.
Anne November 20, 2012 at 02:05 PM
that comment must be a joke, Karl.
DL November 20, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Looks like he should have gotten a few injuries incident to the arrest. Only my opinion.
C.C. November 20, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Karl, please stop posting your ignorant comments. Do you really think he was not aiming the bottle at his girlfriend and it was just a "lucky" throw? Do you think he is not an abuser because he did not punch her? As for your throwing a rock at a cat and hurting it that makes me sick. You are one twisted dude and no one could do a better job of making all guys look bad better then you do.Please leave God out of your posts as I am sure he as as angered by the things you say as the rest of us are.
Karl Hubrath November 20, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Anne, thank you for your reply to my comment; No it was not a joke. See the way that I came to my guess is because of the lack of things that would normally take place with abuse. I think we must ask, why would he only throw something at her? Also consider the possibilities of what could happen if he did throw the bottle at her. I am simply pointing out a lack of judgment that resulted in something bad happening; I bet we all had these times before. I am not even saying that I really think that this is the case here, just that is what it sounds like, continue hating me. There is a thin line between being good and evil. I say God bless because I do not intend to be bad, just to point out what I feel may also be true, prove it wrong. God bless.
Kathy Adult November 21, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Karl, You always post comments defending males, can't call them men, when they perform acts of violence against women. You have done it on a rape case that was was posted. You have issues. Please see a mental health specialist ASAP.
lizzy November 21, 2012 at 02:31 AM
the article should have said HE wanted to go back out not SHE...
dan November 21, 2012 at 11:55 AM
you throw a glass bottle at your GIRL FREIND, WIFE, DOG< CAT< KID You sir are a PUSSY ! and one who can not walk away from a physicaly less able person or animal IS A PUSSY and needs there freedom taken away for a while..learn to control your temper or be put some where your temper cant do any damage.
Karl Hubrath November 21, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Lizzy if that is true, it really changes my attitude towards the whole thing. I picture this scene where he is tired and wants to maybe go to sleep. He gets a beer out to un-wind and she nags him to go out. He then gets upset and throws it at her as though to say just go then. If the beer just hit the wall, none of this would be going on right now. Normally it is the woman who are portrayed to being the one throwing things. And you know what it still is a big hit when seen on TV when it happens, see? It simply takes one bad throw and someone gets hurt. I am very grateful that I learned that lesson a long time ago. I still feel very bad about it. Once I had a printer and it kept getting jammed, so out of some anger I hit the darn thing and it broke. It was made of plastic so it was not hard to brake but it also serves as a bad example. Why would this guy want to go back out when all that he should want is with him? God bless.
Karl Hubrath November 21, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Kathy if anything it is more of an attention getting type of thing as apposed to a problem with women, lol. However I have noticed how people can become very irrational in their thinking when key words are used though. I noticed that when key words that fit the trend of society, most people stop thinking rationally at all. God bless you all. :-)
Karl Hubrath November 21, 2012 at 03:02 PM
That is a myth Kathy. :-)
friend who cares November 21, 2012 at 10:05 PM
No matter the circumstances we often do not know the whole story only the two people involved do. I could assume all kinds of things about the situation but I was not there. I know both parties involved and I pray for the victim to get out while she can. The honeymoon faze when he tells her how wrong he was and how awful he feels and that he promises it will never happen again will ensue and next time you may lose your life. He needs help and you cannot be there with him while he is so unhealthy. DO these symptoms sound familiar: alcohol problems, gambling, headaches, difficulty sleeping or only wanting to sleep etc... It could be post traumatic stress disorder, depression or a whole list of other problems. If he doesn't serve he may need some medical diagnoses as to the problem.
friend who cares November 21, 2012 at 10:14 PM
lizzy November 23, 2012 at 04:28 PM
it doesnt matter. no one will really know what happened but i do. no one will ever know him like i know him and thats ok cause we are best friends and even if we cant be together we will be friends. i agree he does need help but i only hope that this is his turning point cause he has so much potential to be such a good guy when he doesnt drink. i just want that part of josh back.
lizzy November 23, 2012 at 04:40 PM
This isnt about you fyi. So how often do you beat your wife? Oh and how can you say God bless after saying it was ok to throw anything at anyone? No need for a response just ponder that.
Karl Hubrath November 23, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Lizzy, I do agree I have made this and with your help more about me than about the topic; I am sorry about that. I never said that it was OK to throwing anything, your irrational thinking got in the way of that one didn’t it? I said that it just takes one mistake, and that women are known to throw things more than men are. Why would you not say something like, “the only good thing about my comment was the God bless you? At least I can say that I got one thing right, you know? People it does not matter this is an example of what happens when a person chooses to throw things. On purpose or not I do not think this guy intended to hurt her that bad. That is my opinion and I am sorry for expressing it. Have a great day. :-)
friend who cares November 24, 2012 at 12:15 AM
lizzy, I agree no one could ever know but you and him. I hope i didnt upset you anymore than I am sure you are. I just was trying to explain that I dont think he or you are awful people as some are saying on here. I think you both a amazing people but he needs help and until he gets it remain friends and in contact but through email text etc... I only wish the best for you both. For your own sake and his. I also pray this is the point he truly makes a change in his life.
lizzy November 26, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Friend who cares, Im trying to figure out who you are cause all im hearing from everyone is he is a bad person and he deserves this but he isnt a bad person and he needs to change his life but jail isnt the answer. Whoever you are you understand and i need some understanding friends right now instead of ppl that constantly judge me cause i dont hate him. Anyway let me know who you are so we can talk...
HappyKamper November 26, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Abuse does not always start with hitting Karl. In my personal experience of being abused it started as verbal threats, went to throwing things, then hitting, choking, etc... it is a slow process sometimes realizing someone you love is intentionally hurting you. Your ridiculous description of how abuse should play out is juvenile and uneducated. Depending on the abuser and the person they abuse depends on what happens and how it plays out. I myself never once hit or attempted to hit my abuser for fear of it escalating and I would still never consider hitting anyone even an animal in anger. People need to learn to control themselves and act like adults.
Karl Hubrath November 26, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Happy Camper I agree with what you said however it does not pertain to my comment about how I thought that the absence of abuse, such as hitting and such were not present. I was not talking about history of abuse and how it has stages, just the fact that the only thing that was done that night was a bad throw, and that women are more likely to throw things than men are. It takes one bad throw. As far as throwing things out of anger, you are wrong again, I threw a rock at the cats not out of anger but really out of laziness. No I was not talking about how an abusive pattern should be or not be. I would ask, if he wanted to leave how come she was not the one throwing things? Why did he also feel that he needed to throw something? Perhaps the real truth is there? God bless.
HappyKamper November 26, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Karl, Whatever the truth is she is the one with the severed ear and the one who was physically assaulted. He can press charges if he feels threatened. No one is stopping him. My comment pertains directly to your comment. "A bad throw"? really? Did I miss that in the article or is that something you are making up completely on your own? He flung a bottle at her because he was mad at her for not wanting him to go back out is what the article said. If you want to leave and she doesnt want you to then you just leave... you dont freaking throw a glass bottle at someones face. Why are you justifying his actions?
Karl Hubrath November 26, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Happy Camper, I just want to say, I agree with you 100%. God bless.
friend who cares November 27, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Lizzy, we will talk soon For now please call • Phone: 888-823-7458 and talk to someone they can help.
friend who cares November 27, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Toughlove November 29, 2012 at 09:52 AM
Oh please the man is an abuser!! Don't use the Veteran line as an excuse to get him out of trouble because you live the man and you don't want to see him locked up!!! Take it from me growing up with abuse my whole life!!! It's a sick world until you wake up and realize Lizzy it's his problem not yours and stop making excuses you are at fault and enabling the behavior !!! Get away and let the system help him before he kills someone!!!!!
Toughlove November 29, 2012 at 10:01 AM
To add to my last comment I have several family members that are Vets of war and its ashamed that someone would try to pull the PP card out after something like this!!! It's a cry for help !!! You want your bf free but a jury will see been at war had nothing to do with a drinking night of fun beating up a girlfriend sorry to be so blunt!!! Do your bf a favor and let him get the help he needs because im sure this was not your first encounter being from an abusive family growing up it never happens just once!!! You get serious Counceling please and take care of yourself!!
Lisa MacDonald December 01, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Get out girl, while you still can! Don't be a sad story on the six o'clock news!


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