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Tattoo parlor owner charged with felony assault

By Brandon Addeo • Jun 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM

SANDUSKY — A Sandusky tattoo parlor owner was charged with felonies Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a man in his store, who he accused of stealing a wallet.

Ryan Sorrell, 33, of Clinton Street, was charged with felonious assault and having weapons under disability.

Police responded to Sorrell’s business, Sorrell Ink and Tanning, on Cleveland Road near Sycamore Line, for a reported robbery, according to a Sandusky police report.

Sorrell told officers that a man asked him for change, and when he pulled out his wallet, the man allegedly tried taking it from him, the report said. Sorrell said he punched the man, who fell to the ground, which caused the man to cut his head.

That man went to Firelands Regional Medical Center for the head wound, the report states. There, he told an officer he didn’t steal the wallet, but found it on the ground inside the tattoo parlor.

The man was later taken to a Toledo hospital to get further treatment, Detective Kevin Youskievicz said. Youskievicz said they charged Sorrell with felonious assault because of the “severity” of the man’s injury.

They also charged Sorrell with having weapons under disability because they found two firearms in his shop, which he can’t have because he’s on parole, Youskievicz said.

Police spoke to people in the shop who witnessed the incident, and they’re continuing to investigate all the allegations.

“It’s still an open investigation,” Youskievicz said.

Sorrell remains in the Erie County jail without bond as of Thursday afternoon.

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