Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dad arrested on domestic violence charges during custody visit (Elyria, Ohio)

This is typical of the danger that mothers and children are exposed to everyday when abusive criminal fathers are granted their custodial "rights." Daddy is identified as PERCY R. HICKS JR.

Custody visit ends up with arrest of child’s father in Elyria

Published: Thursday, April 04, 2013

By Morning Journal Staff

ELYRIA — Elyria police arrested Percy R. Hicks Jr., 29, of Cleveland, on domestic violence charges stemming from a custody visit Tuesday.

Police went to the 200 block of Lake Avenue after a woman reported that Hicks Jr., the father of her child, visited her home and began to threaten her child. When she told Hicks Jr. not to speak to her son in that manner, he began to choke her.

Officers arrested Hicks Jr. at the scene and he was taken to the Lorain County jail, where he was being held on a $10,000 bond.