A neighborhood TV station meteorologist in Ohio was just lately discovered severely crushed inside his home, prompting police to arrest his son and spouse.
According to a report from the Bay Village Police Department, which was offered to Newsweek, the incident occurred on July 9 at round 5:40 p.m. native time. Officers with the Bay Village Police Department had been dispatched to a residence within the space following experiences of a person in cardiac arrest.
“Investigation revealed that the male had been seriously assaulted and was semi-unconscious and barley able to speak,” the police report mentioned. According to the police report, the sufferer was recognized as Jon Loufman, who works as a meteorologist for WOIO information in Cleveland.
According to WEWS-TV in Cleveland when officers arrived on the scene, they started investigating the incident and had been ultimately capable of converse with Loufman, who knowledgeable officers that he had been crushed by his son.
WOIO information reported that Loufman’s son was later arrested by Bay Village Police officers. The son was recognized as Daniel Loufman and he was charged with felonious assault, in line with WOIO information.
According to WOIO information, the native information meteorologist’s spouse was additionally arrested following the incident this weekend. Julia Loufman was charged with obstructing justice, the Bay Village Police Department mentioned, in line with the native information station.
On Monday, each Julia and Daniel Loufman appeared earlier than a choose following the incident and pleaded not responsible. They are presently being held on bonds of $30,000 and $1 million, respectively, WOIO information reported.
Police haven’t launched any additional info on a doable motive for the incident.
According to WOIO information, because the assault on July 9, Jon Loufman has remained within the hospital as he continues to be handled for his accidents. The native information station reported that Loufman is presently thought-about to be in secure situation.
In an announcement following the incident, WOIO basic supervisor Matt Moran mentioned, “Jon is not only a true professional, he’s a beloved member of the 19 News family. Our prayers are joined with so many others in the community who are wishing him a full and speedy recovery.”
“We were devastated to hear about the brutal attack of our friend and colleague,” Moran added.
According to his bio on the WOIO information web site, Loufman first joined the native information station as a meteorologist in 2002 after beforehand working for WEWS-TV.
“Jon is no stranger to Cleveland weather or to forecasting it. He has been anchoring the weather here in his hometown for more than 15 years. A past president of the Northeast Ohio chapter of the American Meteorological Society, Jon holds a master’s degree in his field and was inducted into the Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2002,” the bio mentioned. “He has taught meteorology at Case Western Reserve University and Lakeland Community College.… In addition, Jon serves on the Advisory Committee for Community Continuing Education at Cuyahoga Community College.”