Cuyahoga Falls Man Faces Felony Charge After Allegedly Terrorizing Girlfriend With Handgun
Kerry Brillhart, 53, of Cuyahoga Falls, was charged with felonious assault and domestic violence after reportedly abusing his girlfriend and firing bullets over her head.
On April 15, Kerry Brillhart, 53, of Cuyahoga Falls, allegedly shoved his girlfriend to the floor, pulled a handgun and fired shots off above her head.
The victim called police to report the incident and officers arrived to the couple’s 8th Street residence shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday, according to a Cuyahoga Falls Police report.
Brillhart offered his side of the story and said he fired the gun accidentally. He was arrested and taken to Summit County Jail where he’s being held on a $20,000 cash bond.
While giving her report to police, the victim complained of back pains and was taken to the emergency room of Akron General Health & Wellness Center-North in Stow, said Falls Police Lt. Dale Gramley.
On Wednesday evening, Akron General personnel couldn't comment on the extent of her injuries or whether she's still hospitalized.
Brillhart was charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and domestic violence.
His preliminary hearing for the felonious assault charge will be held on Monday, April 23 at 1 p.m. in front of Judge Kim Hoover in Stow Municipal Court, according to stowmunicipalcourt.com.
A pre-trial will also take place in Hoover’s courtroom on the same date and time for the domestic violence charge.
Brillhart requested a public defender in the domestic violence case, but opted to defend himself in the assault hearing where he faces anywhere from two to eight years if found guilty.