Charge dropped against Wauseon man accused of assault


A felony charge has been dropped against a Wauseon man who allegedly struck another man on the head Friday morning in Wauseon, but a charge could still be filed.

The Fulton County Prosecutor’s Office dismissed a felonious assault charge against Mark Cormack, 21, who was accused of hitting Emillo Castaneda, 26, of Toledo on the head in the 200 block of North Shoop Avenue, allegedly with a baseball bat.

Wauseon Assistant Police Chief Bill McConnell said the department received a call at 2:54 a.m. Aug. 18 about the altercation, which stemmed from a domestic issue.

Castaneda drove himself several blocks to the Fulton County Health Center for treatment. He was transported from there by air ambulance to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, where he was listed in serious but stable condition. A hospital spokesperson said Monday no patient by that name is listed.

Cormack was arrested about 6 a.m. Friday and charged with one count of felonious assault. He was transported to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio in Stryker.

McConnell said the county prosecutor is still investigating the case, and a charge or charges could still be filed against Cormack.

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