Girard Police: Man arrested after punching girlfriend in mouth

GIRARD, Ohio (WYTV) – Girard Police arrested a man after an incident on Sunday where they say he punched his girlfriend in the mouth, sending her to the hospital.

Jonathan Cunnings, 24, of Youngstown, is charged with felonious assault.

Police reported to the scene on Stull Ave in Girard around 5 a.m. Sunday after a 911 call came in about a woman who fell and knocked out her teeth.

At the time, the woman told officers she was carrying boxes and fell down the stairs. Police observed injuries to her face, and she was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in an ambulance.

The hospital called around 10 a.m., saying the woman admitted that she didn’t fall down the stairs and that Cunnings actually hit her.

She told police that she heard him banging on the door and that he seemed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. She said Cunnings began yelling at her and when she told him to leave, he punched her in the mouth.

The woman claims this is not the first time Cunnings has been violent with her.

Police say Cunnings has a history of criminal charges including burglary, safecracking, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, robbery of a motor vehicle, aggravated assault and receiving stolen property.

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