YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A man accused of breaking into an East Side home Tuesday and hitting his relative with a hammer is now in the Mahoning County Jail.
Andre Underwood, 59, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in municipal court on charges of aggravated burglary, violating a protection order and domestic violence, as well as a parole violation on a weapons charge.
Underwood was arrested after police were called about 2:50 p.m. to a home in the 500 block of Dean Street for a report of a man fighting with his relative.
When police arrived, the victim told police she has a protection order against Underwood and said he kicked in her door and hit her with a hammer.
A witness also told police Underwood hit the woman with the hammer and he threw the hammer in a neighbor’s yard. Police did find the hammer and took it for evidence, reports said.
Underwood was sprayed in the face with a chemical spray by the victim, reports said.
Both the victim and Underwood declined medical attention, reports said.