Po­lice and court briefs Former Avon Lake fire chief waives pre­lim

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - LOCAL NEWS -

The case of a former Avon Lake fire chief ac­cused of rape is go­ing to a Lorain County grand jury.

Lawrence E. Grizzell, 60, of Elyria, waived his pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing Oct. 11 in Elyria Mu­nic­i­pal Court on sin­gle counts of rape and sex­ual bat­tery.

The case now will be pre­sented to a grand jury which will de­cide whether to in­dict him on charges through Lorain County Com­mon Pleas Court.

Grizzell was ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent at 4:15 p.m., Oct. 1, in his Gulf Road home af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion that be­gan Sept. 30, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from the Elyria Po­lice Depart­ment.

He is lodged in the Lorain County Jail on $1.25 mil­lion bond.

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