Avon man charged with bribery and domestic violence

An Avon man who allegedly punched a woman and threw a cell phone at her, punching her in the head, was charged with domestic violence and bribery by a Lorain County grand jury, court records show.

Ryan A. Workman, 42, who lives in the 2400 Kenwyn Boulevard block, allegedly punched the woman with a clenched fist and threw a phone at her in the early morning of March 5 at Workman’s home, according to an Avon police report .

Police said the left side of the woman’s face showed swelling and redness and there was a bump on her head from where she was allegedly struck by the phone, according to the report.

The bribery charges stem from a review of prison phone calls in which Workman participated, according to a spokesperson for the Lorain County District Attorney’s Office.

There were jail calls made by the accused and the allegations allegedly stem from those calls, the spokesman said.

Workman was charged with additional charges of intimidation of a victim or witness attorney in a criminal case and telecommunications harassment.

Workman was arrested March 5 and released on $2,500 bond.

He waived his right to a preliminary hearing on June 7 in Avon Lake City Court and the case was assigned to a Lorain County grand jury.

Workman has a previous domestic violence conviction in North Olmsted, according to Avon Police.