Struthers police: Astro Shapes employee attacked by trainee at work

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The 33-year-old woman is being treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center for a broken jaw and facial fractures

Eddie Crook Jr., charged with assaulting an employee of Astro Shapes in Struthers. (Updated Photo)

STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of attacking an employee at Astro Shapes who was training him for the job on Saturday morning.

Eddie Crook faces a charge of felonious assault.

The 33-year-old woman is being treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center for a broken jaw and facial fractures.

Police have spoken to parole officers about Crook because he is on parole. Reports said parole agents agreed to pick up the suspect for a violation, but he is not yet in the Mahoning County Jail.

Police were called to the plant about 2:40 a.m. Saturday, where witnesses told police the victim was training a man who they said was “lazy and disrespectful” to her.

After she corrected him, he punched her in the face and she hit her head on one of the machines before she fell to the ground, according to the report.

The suspect ran out before police arrived.

Reports said when the victim came out to meet police, she had blood on her face, hands and shirt and was unable to talk.

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