ToledoBlade A North Toledo man pleaded not guilty today in Toledo Municipal Court to chasing a family member with a hatchet. Noel E. Dawson Jr., 63, of the 400 block of Elder Drive, is charged with domestic violence, assault, both first-degree misdemeanors; criminal damaging, a second-degree misdemeanor; and failure to disclose personal information, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. Toledo Municipal Court Judge Robert Christiansen set bond at $50,000 Tuesday with no option to post 10 percent. The case was continued to today. Mr. Dawson pleaded not guilty today to the charges. Mr. Dawson is accused of chasing a family member Sunday with a hatchet. Prosecutors allege he swung the hatchet at the man, but struck his truck instead — leaving a large dent in the hood, according to a complaint filed in Toledo Municipal Court. When Mr. Dawson was arrested, he refused to give the officer any of his information and rather just shouted obscenities, court records show.
We here at SportSmasher.com have long said that, after Florida, the great state of Ohio is the state with the second craziest crime stories in America. In the case of 63-year-old Noel E. Dawson Jr. who was arrested after chasing a member of his family with a hatchet, the story about the crime is nuts, but the mugshot is one of the best that I have ever seen. Congratulations go out to Noel E. Dawson Jr., you have been elected to the SportSmasher.com Mugshot Hall Of Fame, a prestigious honor:
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