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Man accused of attack with funeral urn


LORAIN — A Lorain man is accused of knocking another man unconscious by throwing a funeral urn at him around 2 a.m. Friday.

Responding to a fight in the home of Joel Perez in the 1100 block of Oberlin Avenue, police Officer Jesse Perkins said he saw Perez throw the urn at Elias Cirilo, hitting Cirilo in the head. “I saw a cloud of powder come from the object and the male fall to the ground,” Perkins wrote in a report.

Cirilo, who was bleeding profusely, was treated at Mercy Regional Medical Center for his injuries. Perez was shocked once each with Taser stun guns by Perkins and officer Jeremy Gray after refusing to be handcuffed, according to Gray’s report.

Tasers deliver a 50,000-volt shock, but Perez continued to struggle and threaten to kill his brother, Miguel Perez, according to the reports.

Joel Perez was eventually handcuffed and while being booked said he wished he had a machine gun, “so that he could take all those pieces of (expletive) out,” referring to the people in his home.

Witnesses said an argument over an unknown topic between the brothers triggered the violence.

Joel Perez, 23, was charged with felonious assault, resisting arrest and domestic violence.

He was being held Sunday at the Lorain County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

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