Cleveland councilman’s son accused in hammer attack

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CLEVELAND — The son of a Cleveland City councilman was arrested for allegedly attacking a man with a hammer in a downtown Cleveland street.

Kevin Conwell, Jr., 29, faced a Cleveland Municipal Court judge Monday on a felonious assault charge.

Police said the attack happened around 3 a.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of Saint Clair Avenue.

A police report states an officer saw two men arguing in the street. The victim, Bryan McIntosh, 29, reported Conwell hit him in the forehead with a hammer following the argument.

According to the report, McIntosh said he had just left a nightclub when he was approached by Conwell and Conwell’s wife, Tierra Conwell.

McIntosh was treated and released from MetroHealth Medical Center.

Conwell posted bond and the case will head to a Cuyahoga County grand jury.

Conwell is the son of Ward 9 Cleveland City Councilman Kevin Conwell and Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell.

They declined to comment on the arrest.