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Ohio state Rep. Bob Young charged with menacing, violating protection order in Barberton Municipal Court

According to Barberton Municipal Court Records, Young is facing two new charges for alleged menacing and violating a protection order.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio state Rep. Bob Young is facing two more new criminal charges according to Barberton Municipal Court records. 

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Records show that on Friday, Sept. 15, Young was charged with menacing by stalking and violating a protection order on July 31. 

Young recently announced his resignation, effective Oct. 2, after 34 Ohio House Republicans released a letter calling on Young to resign following multiple arrests over a two-month span. 

In late August, Young was arrested for allegedly violating a protection order that was issued following his initial July arrest on accusations of domestic violence. According to an affidavit obtained by 3News, Young used his cell phone to call someone who has a protection order against him (the name was officially redacted). The representative left as many as three voicemail messages after 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, before the person reported the activity to police.

Previously, Young, who currently represents much of southern Summit County in the 32nd district, was also arrested on July 7 after officers were dispatched to a residence in the City of Green for a domestic disturbance. 

Upon arrival, officers made contact with Young's brother, who told police that the lawmaker had attempted to gain entry into his house without permission.

The brother proceeded to explain that his sister-in-law — Bob's wife — came to his residence at 2 a.m. seeking safe haven because Bob had allegedly assaulted her. He also said that Bob was attempting to make contact with his wife and children at the house, which he wasn't going to allow due to the circumstances.

Rep. Young's brother stated that after he saw Bob pull into his driveway and park, he exited the residence and stood on the front step. The brother claimed he told him that he was not welcome there and that he would not allow him into the house.

Rep. Young then allegedly lowered his shoulder and charged at his brother in an attempt to gain entry into the house. A scuffle ensued with his brother pushing him, with Bob going through a glass storm door. The brother also suffered cuts on his arms during the incident.

Bob's wife told police that the initial incident occurred at 1 a.m. at the couple's residence in Green. She told police that her husband was yelling at her friend when she stuck her hand in front of the representative's face to stop him from yelling.

Rep. Young's wife said that he proceeded to grab her arm and strike her in the right side of the face with an open hand. During the argument, she told him she was going to call 911, at which time he allegedly grabbed the phone out of her hand and threw it into the pool.

The couple's daughter also told police that while watching through a window, she observed Rep. Young strike her mom and throw her cell phone in the pool when she said she was going to call police.

Rep. Young's wife requested a temporary protection order. He was later indicted on one count of Domestic Violence and one count of Assault — both first-degree misdemeanors.

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