Cairns indicted in Rome Beauty abduction case

Staff Report


An abduction indictment has been handed down for Kevin Cairns, the Amherst man accused of terrorizing his wife on Rome Beauty Drive.

A Lorain County grand jury arrived at a third-degree felony count, along with misdemeanor counts of domestic violence and using weapons while intoxicated.

A police report said Cairns, 46, allegedly held a gun to his wife’s head and held her in a bedroom against her will.

Officers arrived at the Apple Orchard home shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 15 in response to a 911 call and reports of gunshots.

There was a standoff — Cairns surrendered to police after 20 minutes of negotiations, according to Sgt. Mike Murphy.

He was initially charged with kidnapping, felonious assault, criminal tools, domestic violence, aggravated menacing, and using weapons while intoxicated.

Bond was set at $1 million but was later reduced to $500,000.

Yet Cairns remains behind bars at the Lorain County jail, the inmate roster shows.

Meanwhile, his wife is seeking a divorce, court records show.


Staff Report