Arraignments set for three of four arrested during open-carry walk


From left to right: Renaldo Dixon, Marquis Patterson and Maxim Matthee-O’Brien. 

Laina Yost

A Ravenna man charged with fourth-degree felonious assault for allegedly striking an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper during Saturday’s open-carry march on Kent State’s campus was arraigned Monday in Portage County Municipal Court.

Marquis Patterson, 27, of Ravenna, struck Sgt. Carlo Cruze in the head above his left eyebrow with a wooden stake in front of Bowman Hall, according to court documents.

Patterson was also charged with obstructing official business, a misdemeanor of the second degree. The criminal complaint filed in the Portage County court website said Patterson interfered with the performance of a public official’s duties. His bond is set at $10,000, and he will appear before Judge Kevin Poland at 9:15 a.m. Friday.

Renaldo Dixon, from West Virginia, Maxim Matthee-O’Brien, from New Jersey, and Jared Domenico, from Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, were all charged with second-degree misdemeanors for obstruction.

The arraignments for Dixon, 36, and Matthee-O’Brien, 21, are scheduled for Tuesday around 8:15 a.m.

Domenico’s arraignment is still unscheduled.

Laina Yost is the enterprise editor. Contact her at [email protected]