Lorain man charged with assault after allegedly attacking brother with urn full of ashes

LORAIN, Ohio - Lorain police arrested and charged a man with felonious assault after he reportedly smashed an urn full of human ashes over his brother's head.

According to police, Joel Perez, 23, of Lorain, is behind bars Monday on charges of resisting arrest, felonious assault and domestic violence after the Jan. 18 attack.

Friday, police were called out to the 1100 block of Oberline Avenue for a domestic violence incident. Officers arrived on scene and witnessed Joel Perez smashing a blue urn with human ashes over Perez's brother's head. Perez also threatened to kill his brother,

The urn smashing created a cloud of powder and knocked Perez's brother unconscious. Officers also located cuts all over the brother's body.

Officers took Perez to the ground in an attempt to make an arrest. During the arrest, Perez fought with officers on the ground.

At the same time, unknowingly during their struggle, both officers on scene tasered Perez.

Perez continued fighting off police. Officers were finally able to bring him into custody and placed him into the police cruiser.

Perez was treated on scene by ambulance for minor cuts to his hand.

He was transported to the Lorain County Jail where he remained Monday morning.

It's unknown at this time what the brothers were arguing about.

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