BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Officers were dispatched to a home Thursday for reports of a suspect who was restraining and abusing a victim, according to a police report.
Boardman police reported to the 100 block of Beechwood Drive just before 6 p.m. Thursday.
When police arrived, they found the victim with visible and significant injuries after the victim was restrained from leaving the residence, according to the Boardman police report.
Police say the suspect, Brian Moffo, 40, “obstructed, hindered, delayed and lied to officers,” so they had to force entry into the residence, according to the report.
When inside, the officers found the victim in the attic. The victim claimed she had been forced into the attic by Moffo.
Police also contacted the Adult Parole Authority because he was on parole at the time of the offense. Moffo was then arrested and taken to the Mahoning County Jail.
Moffo was charged with felony domestic violence, obstructing official business and unlawful restraint.
Moffo is expected to be in court Tuesday for his arraignment.
Moffo has been in court several times before, including last year when he was involved in a fight with his son. He pleaded those charges down to obstructing official business and possession of drugs last July.
Moffo has faced several domestic violence charges over the years, including some that date back 18 years. In many of those cases, he pleaded guilty or no contest to lesser charges.