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Teen charged with domestic violence


WELLINGTON — A 19-year-old Wellington High School student was arrested last Tuesday after his mother alleged that he hit her and threatened to beat her in the head with a baseball bat while she slept.

Leona Smalley told police that her son, Ivan Smalley, was upset because she tried to wake him up for school and because she took his cellphone.

She told police that Ivan Smalley tried to attack her, throwing a wooden bench into the dining room. He then went into her room, overturned a desk and threw her into the bed, according to a police report.

Leona Smalley said her son put a hole in the bedroom door with the wooden bench and threatened to throw it at her. She said Ivan Smalley pushed her into a loveseat and hit her in the head when she left her bedroom, threatening to “bash her head in with a baseball bat when she was sleeping,” according to a police report.

Ivan Smalley was arrested and charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest after police say he ran from officers on Barker Street. He was taken to the ground by police on East Hamilton Street, where he became combative with police, according to the report.

Police said Ivan Smalley threatened an officer with physical violence if he did not get a phone call at Lorain County Jail.

Smalley pleaded not guilty to the charges at Oberlin Municipal Court, and a preliminary hearing was set for 3:15 p.m. Thursday. A temporary protection order was issued to Leona Smalley, according to court records.

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