A Mentor man is accused of punching his girlfriend and then cutting his sister with a broken plate when she tried to intercede.
Jimmy Ward, 36, attacked his girlfriend in the early morning hours of Dec. 30, Mentor Police Lt. Tim Allen said. He had been drinking beforehand, witnesses told police.
Ward's sister tried to stop him. So he became even angrier, broke a plate over his head and used one of the shards to cut her neck, Allen said.
Ward also took away both his girlfriend and sister's phones when they tried to call police, Allen said.
Eventually, Ward ran away and the women called for help.
The firefighters treated the women's injuries while police looked for Ward.
K-9 Titan tracked Ward to where he was hiding, beneath a picnic table several yards away, Allen said.
Ward refused to come out from beneath the picnic table so Titan bit him on the arm. Then Ward turned himself in.
Ward was charged with felonious assault domestic violence, disrupting public services and resisting arrest. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Mentor Municipal Court.