In news that might have slipped under your radar during the hectic World Series week, the Cuyahoga County corrections unit was dealt another round of bad PR.
19-year correction officer veteran Kenneth Hairston was charged with felonious assault and released from county jail on Monday. The charge stems from an incident between him and his estranged wife that occurred on October 21.
According to the victim, she came to his house to talk with him. She had received an eviction notice from her landlord, according to Cleveland.com.
As the two argued, according to her account, he stepped outside the door and grabbed her by the shirt and choked her with it.
He told her: "Get out of here. Stop coming over here and starting s—- with me," according to court records.
Hairston then grabbed the woman's hand so hard it fractured her middle finger, court records say. She drove herself to Euclid Hospital and called police.
Hairston, for his part, told police that his estranged wife has harassed him and "threatened to get him fired from his job."
A neighbor who spoke to police said they didn't witness any physical violence between the two that night.
For now, Hairston has been put on unpaid leave by the county.