A domestic violence call turned deadly Sunday morning in Twinsburg. Police have charged 50-year old Glenn Wong with aggravated murder in the death of his 46-year old wife, Tami, who died at Cleveland Clinic's Twinsburg Family Health Center campus.
Updated 1:03 p.m. Monday, February 25
Police say they were called to the Wong home on Abrams Drive after 7:00 Sunday morning by the 10-year old daughter of the couple, who can be heard on 9-1-1 audio pleading for dispatchers to send police to her home. The couple can be heard arguing in the background as the dispatcher talks to the child, even advising her to take the phone and her eight-year old brother outside the home for their own safety.
Audio from the call quickly escalates as the domestic altercation intensifies and screams of Tami Wong can clearly be heard in the background. AkronNewsNow has decided to not broadcast nor post on the web the 9-1-1 call in its entirety. The audio is exceptionally graphic and disturbing of a 10-year old calling for police and ambulance assistance during the incident when her father allegedly stabbed her mother.
Glenn Wong was also transported to the same Cleveland Clinic health campus as his wife; police say he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. He appeared in Stow Municipal Court this morning and bond was set at $1 million dollars. He remains in the Summit County Jail.
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(Twinsburg PD) On Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 7:06 AM Twinsburg police officers responded to a residence on Abrams Drive on a domestic violence call in progress. Upon arrival, officers located a female in a first floor bedroom suffering from multiple stab wounds. Twinsburg Fire & Rescue transported her to the Emergency Department at the Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center where she expired from her wounds. The victim is Tami Wong, age 47.
Her husband, Glenn Wong, age 50, was taken to the Cleveland Clinic in Twinsburg and treated for non-life threatening injuries. He was subsequently arrested and charged with Aggravated Murder. Wong is currently in the Summit County Jail awaiting video arraignment on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the Stow Municipal Court.
The Wong’s two children, a ten year old daughter and an eight year old son, were in the home at the time of the incident but were not injured. They are currently in the care of relatives. “Our hearts go out to these two children,” said Police Chief Chris Noga. “No child should ever have to endure this kind of tragedy and we ask our community to keep them in their thoughts and prayers.” This case is still currently under investigation.
A Cuyahoga Falls man faces domestic violence and drug charges, after police say a victim says he used a handgun to threaten.
Falls police say the alleged incident was reported at the home of 23 year-old Brandon Richards Wednesday afternoon.
When sent the SWAT Team to enter and arrest Richards at about 11 PM Wednesday night, he wasn't home.
Police say that while officers were executing a search warrant and seizing evidence, Richards came home at about 1:15 this morning - and was arrested without incident.
Richards faces felony charges of domestic violence and trafficking in marijuana. The investigation continues.
The state's first court devoted to felonies stemming from domestic violence issues is open in Akron.
Summit County Common Pleas Judge Paul Gallagher will preside over the domestic violence, which will be funded mostly by grants.
While the workload doesn't change for county judges, Gallagher said this will bring focus to cases of repeat offenders.
"One of the reasons we're doing this is to have some consistency in how domestic violence cases are handled," he said.
"That takes some special understanding and the goal is to have a judge that's trained in that area that will be more sensitive to those issues."
Part of this initiative, is to develop an intensive probation program. He said a number of those facing charges, are repeat offenders.
Gallagher estimates one third of cases will end up with the offenders in prison, the second third will likely be sentenced to probation and he expects the final third to go into intensive probation.
He expects to handle close to 350 cases each year.
"We just have dozens and dozens of domestic violence cases," he said. "The more that victims feel they'd be treated fairly, and the more these cases are reported."
A Jackson Township woman was charged with allegedly striking her estranged husband in the head with a mallet after chatting online with his new girlfriend.
The Canton Repository reports that Holly Batton, 37, was arrested by Massillon police on Thursday afternoon in the 400 block of Wales Road.
Stark County Jail records say that the woman and her husband had been separated for about a year. She confronted her husband after a chat room conversation his girlfriend.
When she arrived at his home, she destroyed her husbands phone with a mallet she found in his living room and struck him in the back of the head.
The husband was transported to Aultman Hospital and his condition remains unknown.
Batton is charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and disrupting public services.
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