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A series of incidents over 24 hours in Portage County escalated from minor trespassing to serious felony assault charges for a Cuyahoga County man.
In the most serious incidents, Scott D. Sefcik, 28, of Olmsted Falls, allegedly hit another man in the head with a railroad spike at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park at 12001 S.R. 282 in Nelson, deputies said.
Following his arrest and booking on that charge at the Portage County jail, Sefcik allegedly kicked Corrections Officer Sherry Metcalf in the face. The assault caused Metcalf to hit her head on a concrete wall, causing visible injuries, according to a criminal complaint.
It was the third of Sefcik's trips to the jail in 24 hours, according to sheriff’s office and court records.
Sefcik first was arrested the morning of June 10 by a sheriff's deputy after Sefcik allegedly drove through a yard in the 11000 block of Bloom Road in Nelson, damaging trees and the yard itself. He also allegedly trespassed on private property in the 11000 block of Parkman Road, according to the sheriff's office.
He was booked into the county jail at 9:30 a.m., then released at 6:45 p.m., jail records show. Upon his release, Sefcik ended up at the Sheetz at 6941 N. Chestnut St. in Ravenna, where Ravenna police cited and arrested him for criminal trespass after he refused to leave the property, a criminal complaint shows.
Once again jailed, Sefcik was released at 10:05 a.m. June 11. It was sometime after that he made his way to Nelson, where deputies said he assaulted the other man.
Sefcik is currently jailed on 10 percent of $100,000 bond, charged with one count each of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and assault on a law enforcement officer, a fourth-degree felony.