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Cleveland Cavaliers G Kevin Porter Jr. accused of punching woman in the face

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kevin Porter Jr. has been accused of punching a woman in the face during an altercation in downtown Cleveland in August.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is the dashcam video from Kevin Porter Jr.'s arrest on a weapons charge following a traffic incident in Mahoning County on Nov. 15, 2020.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kevin Porter Jr. is alleged to have punched a woman in the face during an altercation that took place in downtown Cleveland in August, a police report obtained by 3News shows.

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The incident is alleged to have taken place at the Stone Block apartment building on W. Lakeside Avenue and W. 6th Street in Cleveland's Warehouse District just after midnight on Aug. 16. Porter has not yet been charged in the matter.

According to a police report from the Cleveland Police, a 26-year-old woman and 19-year-old woman said they were leaving an apartment unit when Porter and his sister, who is not named in the report, approached them. As Porter's sister and the 26-year-old exchanged words, Porter's sister allegedly swung and punched the 26-year-old in the face.

At the same time, Porter is alleged to have thrown a drink in the face of the 19-year-old before ripping her wig off and punching her in the left side of her face, which caused slight swelling that was visible at the time the police report was taken. Another unidentified suspect, described as a "black male with dreads," then stepped into the fight and began throwing the 19-year-old around.

Three witnesses corroborated the two victims' stories. Porter left the scene in a black SUV before contact could be made. Police advised the two victims to follow up with the prosecutor.

This past Sunday, Porter was arrested and charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, along with failure to control and misdemeanor possession of marijuana after his 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE suffered apparent rollover damage on Interstate 76 in Mahoning County. Porter, who was no suspected to be impaired, was uninjured in the incident and was released on a $4,000 bond.


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