ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — A State Road man faces seven charges, including felonious assault, after allegedly pistol-whipping a neighbor and barricading himself in his apartment for five hours Saturday night, according to an Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department report.
Bradley Cochran, 24, was arraigned Monday morning in Ashtabula Municipal Court on charges of felonious assault, having weapons under disability, assault, aggravated menacing, aggravated trespassing, use of a weapon while intoxicated and criminal damaging, court records show.
Deputies were called to an apartment in the 6000 block of State Road around 9:11 p.m. Saturday after two males were drinking and got into an argument, Sheriff’s Department Lt. Terry Moisio stated. The male suspect allegedly broke the victim’s apartment window and “pistol-whipped” the victim, according to Moisio.
Moisio said Cochran fired a 9-millimeter handgun from a porch and then retreated into his apartment and refused to respond to deputies arriving on the scene.
“The Tri-County SWAT team and Ashtabula County Entry Team were activated and responded to the scene,” Moisio said. He said the SWAT team prepared to enter the apartment but Cochran exited the apartment peacefully.
The victim was treated at the scene by Ashtabula Township Fire Department personnel for injuries that occurred during the alleged assault, Moisio stated.