CLEVELAND — A local meteorologist was attacked and severely beaten at his home in Bay Village on Saturday, police say.
Jon Loufman previously worked for WEWS and currently works for WOIO. He was attacked on July 9 around 5:30 p.m. Officers responded to a call for a man in cardiac arrest.
Bay Village police officers were able to contact Loufman at the scene. He said he was assaulted by his adult son, police said.
Bay Village police then arrested her son, who is charged with felony assault and being held on $1 million bail.
Officers interviewed Loufman’s wife who was also at the scene. She was charged with obstruction of justice.
Both pleaded not guilty to the charges and were arraigned in Rocky River City Court.
WOIO Managing Director Matt Moran released this statement:
“We were devastated to learn of the brutal attack by our friend and colleague,” said WOIO Managing Director Matt Moran. “Jon is not only a true professional, he is a beloved member of the 19 News family. Our prayers join so many others in the community who wish him a full and speedy recovery.
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