An Ohio judge is behind bars after police were called to his come when a family member expressed concern that Mason was going to use one of his many weapons to Second Amendment himself. However, the situation is much worse than a simply fear of suicide.
When police arrived, they discovered much more than a fear that Judge Lance T. Mason would kill himself. Officers discovered that Mason was in the habit of physically abusing his wife. Mason has been charged with felonious assault, and is accused of punching his wife in the face several times, along with biting and choking her.
Mason, a former state Senator, surrendered when police arrived and admitted to having weapons around the house–and boy, did he have weapons! When officers searched the home, they found:
- About 2,300 live rounds of various calibers
- Nearly 500 shotgun slugs
- A Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun
- A Winchester shotgun
- A 50-shell shotgun belt
- A FNH P90 semi-automatic rifle still in the box
- A JLD Enterprises Inc. PTR-91 semi-automatic rifle with a scope
- A Smith & Wesson handgun
- A Springfield Armory .40 caliber-handgun
- A sword
- Four canisters of smoke grenades
- A KDH bulletproof vest
- A Jaguar knife
This particular adventure in wife-beating began on the road.
A woman called 9-1-1 about 12:12 p.m. Saturday and said she was exiting the rapid at Asby Road and Van Aken Boulevard when she saw two people fighting inside a burnt orange sport utility vehicle traveling along Van Aken.
The caller said the driver of SUV slammed on the brakes in the middle of the road. The caller described “fists flying” from one of the occupants inside the SUV. The vehicle swerved all over the road and nearly struck three other cars.
At his initial bond hearing, the judge chose not to enter a please. Mason risks 2-8 years in prison for his crimes.