Ohio Judge Arrested After Allegedly Punching, Choking, and Biting Wife In Moving Car In Front Of Their Children

628x471Ohio Common Pleas Court Judge Lance Mason, 46, has been arrested after he allegedly punched, choked and bit his wife. Mason is now charged with felonious assault. His wife of eight years was hospitalized with facial injuries including a fractured orbital bone after the incident.

Police say that the attack occurred during an argument while driving. The evidence includes a 911 call from a witness who saw the fight in the vehicle after leaving a train station. What is notable is that the wife was driving the SUV while the witness reported seeing “fists flying.” As a result, the SUV swerved across traffic lands and almost hit a number of cars.

There is also a 911 call from Aisha Mason who told a dispatcher the judge attacked her in front of her two children and “I’m afraid he’s going to hurt my daughters.” Such contemporaneous calls are highly damaging for any defense since they are played to the jury.

Aisha Mason later filed for divorce citing gross neglect of duty and extreme cruelty in the filing.

The judge has been released on $65,000 and hit with a restraining order. Mason is a former assistant county prosecutor as well as a state senator. He was put on the bench by the governor in 2008.

When Mason took the appointment from Ohio Gov. Strickland, he cited his children as the reason. He noted that his 8-month-old daughter, Audrey, at the time had had open-heart surgery after she was diagnosed with Down syndrome: “That shook me up, so I thought I’ve got to get home and help out my wife with my baby.”

Before taking the bench, Mason was the Democratic Senate minority whip and ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary and Criminal Justice Committee. He also held a position with Baker Hostetler.

Source: Cleveland

31 thoughts on “Ohio Judge Arrested After Allegedly Punching, Choking, and Biting Wife In Moving Car In Front Of Their Children”

  1. When the strawman is supporting the puppet what do you have? A lot of Hat to fill…

  2. What is with all this speculation about his achievements? For all we know, given his entire career has been in the public sector apparently, it all sprung from affirmative action, not individual achievement. From the AA mindset comes a sense of entitlement, and a lack of need for hard work.

    1. So Laura, instead of speculating on his achievements, you would rather speculate on how he achieved what he did; I guess that is an improvement. And to say that “given his entire career has been in the public sector apparently, it all sprung from affirmative action” are you sure you did not just mean to say that given that he is black? And on this matter of entitlements; it is funny how white people do not recognize an entitlement when they are the beneficiary. For example, the first set of houses that were built in the suburbs in the 1950s, like Levittown excluded blacks and gave preferential treatment to whites allowing young white families to own homes at subsidized mortgage rates, all under the guidance and policies of the Federal Government and thus begin the process of building wealth. In case you did not recognize it, that was an entitlement for whites. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia === “Levittown was designed to provide a large amount of housing at a time when there was a high demand for affordable family homes.[8] This suburban development would become a symbol of the “American Dream” as it allowed thousands of families to become home owners. But Levittown would also become a symbol of racial segregation. The discriminatory housing standards of Levittown were consistent with government policies of the time.[9] The Federal Housing Association allowed developers to justify segregation within public housing. The FHA only offered mortgages to non-mixed developments which discouraged developers from creating racially integrated housing. In accordance with this policy, the buying agreement signed by all those who purchased homes in Levittown stated that the property could not be used or rented by any individuals other than those of the Caucasian race.[10] Before the sale of Levittown homes began, the sales agents were aware that no applications from black families would be accepted. As a result American veterans who wished to purchase a home in Levittown were unable to do so if they were black.[11]

      Just something for you to think about. And incidentally I am Black but I am not American and I do not live in your country.

      1. Stewart – it took the United States a long time to get past redlining. I am not sure what country you live in, but I can guarantee you have your own historical problems. 🙂

  3. Nice guy…. So what did he give for a sentence of Felony Assault? Probably a Milky Way and a hand shake….

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