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Lorain County grand jury indicts former North Carolina man on multiple counts

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    Alwin King III



ELYRIA — A former North Carolina man on probation was indicted on multiple felony counts in connection with the alleged assault of a Lorain woman.

Alwin King III, 30, formerly of Indian Trail, North Carolina, was indicted on one count of intimidation, harassment with a bodily substance, obstructing official business and misdemeanor assault by a Lorain County grand jury, according to court documents unsealed last week.

Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said Lorain police responded to a report of assault by a Lorain woman Jan. 19. The woman told police she knew King and he had been staying at her apartment.

The woman told police that she wanted King to leave, and when she told King, he allegedly became aggressive toward her, struck her and took her cell phone, Will said.

“He was placed under arrest. When he was being transported back to the station, he became combative toward the officer,” Will said. “At the jail, he spit on (the officer). On more than one occasion he threatened the officer and said he knew where he lived and where his family lived.”

King also told the officer that he was related to one of the judges in the Lorain County Common Pleas Court, Will said.

Last May, King was placed on three years of probation by Judge James Miraldi after King pleaded guilty to an amended indictment of misdemeanor domestic violence, felony tampering with evidence and felony having weapons under disability.

King had been indicted on two counts of felonious assault and two counts of having weapons under disability, all felony charges. Both counts of felonious assault had attached firearms specifications, each of which would have required a mandatory three-year prison sentence upon conviction.

The firearms specifications were dismissed.

Police have said that King was involved in the domestic assault of a woman he had been living in North Ridgeville for a few months, who told police King shot her on Jan. 3, 2018.

The mother of three drove herself to the hospital, originally telling hospital staff that is was an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Will said he believes the victim in the most recent incident isn’t the earlier victim. He also said the new charges could jeopardize King’s probation.

“This could be a violation of that,” Will said. “The judge could invoke the penalty or the sentence that’s pending on him there.”

Contact Scott Mahoney at (440) 329-7146 or Follow him  on Twitter @SMahoneyCT.

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