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Son provides police key to help end standoff with Lorain man


LORAIN — A domestic dispute escalated on Monday when an allegedly intoxicated Lorain man barricaded himself from police in his duplex.

Edward Heredia Sr., 47, was charged with domestic violence and obstructing official business at his home on 1819 Crehore St. about 10 p.m. Monday.

The incident began earlier Monday when Heredia’s 19-year-old son, Steward Heredia, got into an argument with his father over money. Steward Heredia lives at 1821 Crehore St., on the other side of the duplex from his parents. He told police that his father yelled at him, pushed him and threw a piece of metal at his head.

When police arrived at the house in reponse to a call about a man waving a gun around, they found Edward Heredia, unarmed, sitting on the hood of his car, yelling and swearing, according to the police report.

As police tried to arrest him, Edward Heredia’s wife, Julia Torres, came out of the duplex, yelling at him in Spanish. An argument ensued between the two of them, ending with Heredia chasing Torres back into their house.

Police tried to follow Edward Heredia and use a Taser on him, but police and the Taser were blocked by the door as Heredia locked them out.

Heredia barricaded himself and his wife inside the house and refused to come out, instead swearing at police through a window, according to the report.

Steward Heredia gave police a key to his father’s side of the duplex, and officers were able to go in a back door and arrest Edward Heredia, who was bleeding from his head. He told police that during the earlier argument with his son he ran his head into a wall.

Heredia was taken to Lorain City Jail and was being held without bond.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or amerriman@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.

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