Woman who punched Norwalk cop faces probation violation

Cary Ashby • May 9, 2013 at 10:10 PM

A former Norwalk woman admitted there was probable cause for a probation violation complaint Wednesday.

Bethany M. Aiello, 24, most recently of Tiffin, is accused of violating community control sanctions. Aiello's next hearing will be May 28 in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Aiello has been charged with a misdemeanor assault in connection with an incident at the Tiffin group home where she had been living, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said.

Huron County Public Defender David Longo said Aiello hadn't been kicked out of the group home and may be able to return there. Judge Jim Conway, after conferring with the group home manager, learned there was a corporate decision that Aiello wasn't welcomed back. The judge ordered her to be released on bond to her father.

In March 2012, Aiello pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted assault on a police officer.

Aiello, who served 44 days in the Huron County Jail, has been on three years of intensively supervised probation since mid-May 2012. The judge ordered her to undergo a psychological treatment and stay on her medication.

On Jan. 8, 2012, the Norwalk Police Department responded to a menacing complaint at Gaymont Nursing Center when Aiello threatened a relative while visiting another relative, a Gaymont resident who is now deceased. When confronted by police, Aiello ended up punching Officer Paul Gardner in the face.

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