Authorities release 9-1-1 call made by beaten Monroeville woman

Cary Ashby • Dec 22, 2010 at 1:00 PM

The Huron County sheriff's office has released the 9-1-1 call made by a Monroeville woman whom authorities say was viciously beaten by her live-in boyfriend.

Jose Cosme, 45, is charged with felonious assault in the beating, which took place at the residence he and Marks share at 40A S. Main St., Monroeville.

Judy Marks, 48, can be heard in the 9-1-1 call asking for help, although appearing to be somewhat confused.

There are pauses as the dispatcher repeatedly says, "Hello?"

Marks then tries to hang up, thinking she had the wrong number because she was trying to reach Monroeville police.

When asked by the dispatcher if she wants the Monroeville police department's phone number, Mark says: "I don't know what I need. I just need to get out of here, man!"

She then becomes upset and begins swearing at Cosme, accusing him of breaking her glasses and damaging her eye.

Marks testified Monday in Norwalk Municipal Court that she sustained a broken bone in her eye, which might require surgery, and a concussion as a result of Saturday's incident.

Marks, who initially refused treatment when an ambulance responded to her apartment, later went to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Her family said Marks had seen a doctor who determined she had a skull fracture, concussion and broken eye socket, Monroeville Police Officer Matthew McPeek said.

Marks also said Cosme didn't want her calling 9-1-1 about the alleged attack and took the phone from her three or four times.

Both Marks and Cosme had been drinking that night, police said.

Judge John Ridge set Cosme's bond at $25,000 and and prohibited him from having any contact with Marks and from being within 500 feet of her during the pending case.

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