Bob Young, a Republican state representative from Ohio, is accused of hitting a family member and has been charged with domestic violence.
OHIO LAWMAKER, REP. BOB YOUNG CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
According to court documents, state representative Bob Young was detained and charged with domestic violence over the weekend after allegedly hitting a relative.
According to police, Bob Young slapped the victim in the face on Thursday before throwing her phone into a swimming pool to stop her from dialing 911.
Bob Young, who appeared in court on Saturday, is now bound by a number of restraining orders, which prevent him from being near or contacting the victim he is accused of assaulting.
A request for comment was not immediately answered by the Summit County Republican’s office, and Bob Young was not reachable by phone. Documents filed in court for him did not indicate a counsel.
Republican colleague and House Speaker Jason Stephens urged Bob Young to step down. Stephens was a special guest at a fundraiser for Bob Young and another politician, but he claims he left before the incident occurred.
“Although I believe that people are innocent until proven guilty, I asked Bob Young for his resignation as state representative so he can focus on his family at this time,” Stephens said in a statement on Sunday.
The Summit County sheriff’s office was contacted for comment.