Lorain councilman pleads not guilty to domestic violence

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LORAIN, Ohio - Lorain city councilman Angel Arroyo was arrested at his home around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

He appeared in court Monday afternoon and pleaded not guilty. The judge granted his wife a protection order and set his bond at $2,500. His next hearing is scheduled for Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. in front of a visiting judge.

Lorain police said officers responded to his home and took Arroyo in on charges of domestic violence and resisting arrest.

According to the police report, Arroyo's wife told police Angel got extremely intoxicated and began striking her in the ribs and pushed her.

According to the report, Angel told his wife he was recording the incident on his phone.

Police said while Arroyo's wife was making the report to police, Angel became extremely agitated and refused to answer questions.

Police said Angel told the officers he would show them the video if he was given assurances that whatever was on it could not incriminate him.

When officers attempted to place handcuffs on Arroyo, he balled his fists and began to struggle, according to the report.

After he was cuffed, officers said Angel refused to move and officers had to force him down the street.

The police report stated Angel pulled away from the officers and refused to get in the squad car.

Police said they pulled his legs up in the air to tip his upper body back into the car, according to the report.

The police report stated officers then pulled him through from the other side to get him in the car.

Police said during their investigation, Angel made references to sending text messages to the chief of police and the mayor's office, police believe in an attempt to dissuade them from thoroughly investigating the incident.

Arroyo was arrested in December 2017 on charges of disorderly conduct.

Arroyo is the city councilman for Ward 6.

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