An Ohio couple was recently arrested and faced with charges of felonious assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated burglary after allegedly assaulting a 52-year-old man with the chainsaw. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Ohio Couple Assaults Victim Over Rent Dispute
On Tuesday, 32-year-old William Mitchell and 23-year-old Aliyah Wiley were taken into custody and charged with aggravated robbery and assault after Mitchell attacked his former roommate with a chainsaw.
The events that led to the arrest of the Ohio couple began to unfold that evening after Mitchell and his girlfriend went to the 52-year-old’s house in order to talk about the owed rent. According to the victim, at one point, the argument became heated, Williams yelling at his former roommate.
When he saw that there was no chance of settling things by talking, Mitchell allegedly knocked the 52-year-old man to the ground. Still, the man managed to grab his assailant, which also fell to the ground.
The men started to wrestle and, at one point, Mitchell apparently grabbed a chainsaw who happened to lie around the leaving room and started hitting the victim without turning it on. After slashing his hands with the chainsaw, the man tried to run away but was tackled by Wiley, Mitchell’s girlfriend.
Allegedly, while trying to exit the apartment, Wiley pulled the victim inside, where Mitchell hit him on the back with the chainsaw’s blade.
Eventually, the 52-year-old man managed to escape the Ohio couple, seeking refuge at his neighbor’s house from where he called the authorities. The man was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
As for the Ohio couple, both suspects were detained later that day when they showed up at the hospital after Mitchell sustained a hand injury after handling the chainsaw.
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