New father charged after Sept. 21 rampage

Staff Report

An Oberlin man is accused of terrorizing his newborn son and child’s mother, smashing windows and breaking doors Sept. 21 at an Amherst home.

Derrian Yarber, 18, has been charged with two felony counts of domestic violence, violating a protection order, aggravated burglary, disrupting public service, and misdemeanor counts of assault, criminal damaging, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, menacing, and disturbing the peace.

Officers were called at 12:55 a.m. to a North Ridge Road home where a 34-year-old woman who said Yarber was assaulting her children, ages 17 and 16, according to a report. The teenage girl met police outside holding her week-old baby and said Yarber was inside her home, possibly trying to cut himself with a knife.

Yarber started to flee on foot but returned and begged police to shoot him, the report said.

Officers said they learned Yarber pushed the 17-year-old girl, then beat her brother when he stepped in to offer protection.

They also discovered Yarber was there against a protection order issued by the Oberlin Municipal Court stemming from a May altercation.

The case has been bound over to the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas.

Staff Report