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Lorain man accused of punching neighbor


LORAIN — A man accused of involvement in a brief standoff with police about midnight Sunday faces charges.

Christopher Shreve is accused of refusing to let police into his home in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, according to a police report.

Police said they were attempting to question Shreve about accusations that he choked and punched a neighbor. He also was accused of choking a neighbor and spitting on another neighbor in a separate incident Saturday night and police said they were called to the home three times in less than two hours.

Officers said they had to break open the front door to arrest Shreve, whom they said had threatened to have his pit bull attack them. Officer Brent Payne wrote that he had to punch Shreve in the face three or four times before he consented to being handcuffed.

Shreve, 27, was charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest and criminal trespass. He was being held Monday night at the Lorain City Jail in lieu of a $3,500 bond. Shreve is due back in Lorain Municipal Court at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 4.

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