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Man faces charges after escape try; friend arrested on warrant


LORAIN — A Lorain man who was arrested at his apartment Wednesday tried to flee through a window while handcuffed.

Johnny Mack, 34, of Lorain, was charged with menacing, escape, obstructing official business and resisting arrest at his apartment on the 5100 block of Oberlin Avenue at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The incident started when Betty Gibson, 55, who lives in the same apartment complex, told police Mack came to her apartment around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, asking for her daughter’s phone number. According to the police report, when Gibson declined to give him the number, Mack replied, “I’m gonna punch you in your face,” prompting Gibson to call police.

Police arrived at Mack’s apartment and tried to talk to him but Mack refused to answer the door, instead hiding from police behind a shower curtain.

After climbing through an open window to get in the apartment, police were able to handcuff and question Mack, who denied threatening Gibson, and talked to his friend Terrance Cavin, 26.

Police found that Cavin had an outstanding warrant for felony robbery and questioned him while Mack, still handcuffed, tried to run from the scene, according to the report.

Mack made it to a window sill before police tackled him and pulled him back inside.

Once Mack was placed in patrol car, he started to kick at the window.

Police had to call for a paddy wagon to take Mack to Lorain City Jail.

According to police, Mack continued to threaten that he would kick out “someone’s window, regardless.”

Mack is being held at Lorain County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

A court date was set for 1 p.m. Thursday in Lorain Municipal Court.

Cavin, who was charged with contempt for the outstanding warrant, is being held at Lorain County Jail without bond.

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