BROOKFIELD TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A man with mental disabilities is facing felony charges after he was accused of assaulting a Brookfield police officer and his case manager.
Police say the attack happened at Kaleidoscope Group Home on Wood Street just before 4 p.m. Monday.
The suspect, Julio Sims, had actually called police to report a crime, according to a police report.
When an officer arrived at the group home, Sims’ case manager disputed that a crime had occurred, telling Police Lt. Peter Gibb that Sims had made false allegations in the past. He said the allegation had been reported before and was found to be unfounded.
Police said this statement angered Sims, and Sims began arguing with the case manager. Police said Sims then threw a roll of pennies at the man’s face and then began attacking him.
Gibb and another employee tried to control the 6-foot-tall, 240-pound Sims, but he continued swinging at everyone he could reach, according to the police report. Police said during the melee, the case manager broke his pinky finger and Gibb hyper-extended his finger.
Sims was admitted to the hospital for an evaluation and later taken to the Trumbull County Jail on felonious assault and assault on a police officer charges.
Police said although Sims has mental disabilities, he was categorized as high-functioning and has been charged with serious crimes in the past.