Small arsenal found inside home of local judge accused of brutally beating his wife

CLEVELAND - Cleveland Police seized a small arsenal of weapons and ammunition at the home of a local judge accused of beating his wife Saturday.

According to a Cleveland Police report, officers were called out for a crisis intervention at the home of Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Lance Mason on Saturday, August 2 following a reported domestic violence incident earlier that day involving his wife.

Cleveland Police officers arrived at Judge Mason’s  home and placed Judge Mason in their custody without incident in connection with the domestic violence report out of Shaker Heights.

Judge Mason informed officers there were weapons inside of his home.

Once inside, officers located 4 pistols, 2 shotguns, 2 assault rifles, ammunition, a knife, sword, bulletproof vest, smoke grenades and pepper spray and other items related to firing a weapon in an upstairs bedroom and attic.

Judge Lance Mason was charged with felonious assault by Shaker Heights Police on Monday, August 4. He received a $65,000 bond and will be back in court of August 13.

Mason’s wife suffered a broken orbital bone, bites and bruises to her face during the alleged assault. She was treated and released from a local hospital.

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