On 6/11/12 Solon Police officers responded to the Solon branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library located at 34125 Portz Parkway, regarding a confrontation at the desk.
According to a Solon Public Library employee, Joni Sand, the victim, a 21 year old Solon man, was at the desk checking out items when another male approached him and began yelling “I am going to fuck you up!” several times while raising his fists. Mrs. Joni Sand left the area and told her supervisor, who called Solon Police Department.
Bernard Hampton, 42, a resident of Liberty Hills Apartments in Solon was arrested for Domestic Violence and held without bond pending his initial hearing with Bedford Municipal Court. The victim was Bernard Hampton’s son. The victim indicated that his father was upset because he would not give him the keys to the apartment.
The charge of domestic violence ORC 2919.25(c) an M-2 is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.