Police Blotter: Business partners duke it out
Ryan Summerlin January 28, 2013
Editor’s note: The police blotter is written from incident reports provided by local police departments and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. All individuals named are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
A man allegedly assaulted his business partner by headbutting him Jan. 8 after an argument regarding work and the company escalated.
The two reportedly got into a fight over a client and the division of work between a company they shared and another business one of the men owned individually, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
One of the men told his business partner to get his things and get out of the office, but then allegedly began throwing the other man’s belongings out into the hallway, the report stated.
The two continued to argue, and then one of the men said the other headbutted him in the face.
Authorities noted a red mark on the face of the alleged victim, the report states.
The man accused of doing the headbutting, denied physically hurting his business partner but said he was kicking him out of the office because the partner’s stealing was causing their joint business to go under.
The alleged victim recorded the incident with his smartphone, the report stated.
The man was charged with third-degree assault, according to the report.
A man was arrested Jan. 8 at a local ski resort after he reportedly became belligerent with resort security and authorities whom he said had failed to properly investigate a “stink-bomb attack,” at his business.
The man said someone had poured a bad-smelling chemical on the outdoor patio of his bar several times in recent months and he didn’t think deputies were acting fast enough to catch the culprit, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
The man appeared intoxicated and made threatening gestures to one of the deputies, the report states.
Deputies placed him in custody and taken to the Summit County Jail. While in the patrol car, he continued to insult the deputies and the Summit County Sheriff, insisting the stink-bomb incidents had been acts of terrorism and local law enforcement should have been in touch with the Department of Homeland Security.
It is unclear whether the man faces any criminal charges, but he was issued a trespass notice by resort security.
A man was arrested for indecent exposure Jan. 13 after he reportedly exposed his genitals to a male employee of the lodge where he was residing.
The employee said the man was standing in the doorway of his unit, visible from the reception desk where he was working, naked, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. The man reportedly told the employee he loved him.
The suspect had reportedly been staying at the lodge for over a month, having just recently lost his job. The employee said the had previously exposed himself to him on three different occasions, and that each time the man appeared to be drunk, according to the report.
A man is facing third-degree assault charges after the allegedly headbutted another patron of a local bar Jan. 15.
The reported victim told authorities the man had been walking by him at the bar when he made a comment about his shirt. The man then stopped and headbutted him in the face, causing him to bleed from a cut above his right eye, according to a sheriff’s office report.
The suspect said he was at the bar drinking and had wanted to headbutt people. He walked around pretending to headbutt people, but at one point actually headbutted someone who started to bleed, according to the report.
The alleged victim needed three stitches.