A Clintonville man is accused of beating his uncle after being asked to stop drinking.
Aaron A. Altman, 32, is charged with substantial battery and three counts of felony bail jumping.
On Dec. 11, Sgt. Chris Wendorf and Officer Craig Kamke, with the Clintonville Police Department, were dispatched to a house on North Main Street.
According to the criminal complaint, Altman’s uncle owned the house on North Main Street. The uncle and his girlfriend came to the house to inspect the upper level apartment because a tenant had just moved out.
While they were inside, a group of about eight people arrived and remained outside, drinking. Altman was allegedly among them.
The girlfriend returned to her car and was in the driver’s seat, waiting for Altman’s uncle to finish his inspection.
Altman entered the car and was sitting in the front passenger’s seat when his uncle came outside.
The uncle, who is on extended supervision after serving prison time for felony drunken driving, is prohibited from consuming or possessing alcohol.
He told Altman he did not want him drinking on his property. They began arguing.
Altman allegedly exited the vehicle and hit his uncle in the face and head with a beer can. A second, unidentified man also began hitting Altman’s uncle, the complaint says.
The uncle was later transported to the hospital, where he was treated for a broken nose.
In addition to his most recent charges, Altman has four pending felony cases.
On Feb. 27, 2015, Altman was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft and one count of taking a vehicle without the owner’s permission. He was released from custody on a $2,000 signature bond.
On June 22, he was charged with a second drunken driving offense, hit and run, resisting an officer, operating while revoked and bail jumping.
On Oct. 27, Altman was charged with two counts of battery, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and bail jumping.
On Oct. 28, Altman was charged with another drunken driving offense, operating while revoked and bail jumping.