Saturday, May 1 2010 11:19 AM EDT2010-05-01 16:19:26 GMT
GRAPHIC PICTURES:CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It was one of the most gruesome sights in Cleveland crime history.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
This case of a local high school principal who allegedly assaulted his stepdaughter's boyfriend is now in the
hands of the city attorney.
The alleged assault took place off Wilmot and Garden Stone.
remains on paid administrative leave while this investigation continues.
In a press release, Dr. Bonn's lawyer Brad Roach calls Roman Morales, Jr. a known
drug user with a gun.
Roman Morales, Sr. says he doesn't have guns. "There are no guns in the house."
reports, Sahuaro High School Principal Dr. Chris Bonn says he hid in the cab
of his pick up truck, concerned and angry after noticing his 17-year-old
stepdaughter was not home.
When she showed
up after 2:30 in the morning, Bonn told police he thought her
boyfriend had a gun so he approached Roman Morales Jr.'s car, pulled open
the door and started punching him.
"If he had
concerns about his daughter being out late, he could have called police and had a
curfew violation written up for her," said criminal defense attorney Jessie Smith. "If he had concerns for his safety, he
should have dialed 911."
released pictures to Tucson News Now that show Morales's injuries after the alleged
assault. Doctors have said he suffered a concussion.
In a press
release, Bonn's lawyer Brad Roach says his client acted in self
defense because Morales had pointed a gun at him in the past.
police reports, Bonn states this happened off school
property while Bonn was a principal at Santa Rita High School
and Morales, Jr. was a student there.
young man had previously pointed a gun at Mr. Bonn, Mr. Bonn knows he's a
student," said Smith. "It's
incredible to think that a high school principal would not report to Santa Rita High School where this guy is attending that he poses a danger or is involved
in drug dealing or anything of that sort."
"Roman has never been in trouble with the law," his father said. "The
most Roman has had is traffic ticket for a tail light that was out."
We reached out to Roach for a comment. He says he sticks by his
statements and has declined to comment further.
Bonn has now filed a
restraining order against Morales, forbidding him from seeing his daughter.