Wednesday, July 14, 2010

C.O. Joseph Naimo - Gratiot County

Bond set for corrections officer charged with slamming woman's head on pavement
Published: Friday, July 16, 2010
The Morning Sun

The 39-year-old St. Louis man charged with slamming his former girlfriend’s head on the pavement Wednesday was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Joseph Anthony Naimo was arraigned in Gratiot County District Court on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a maximum 10-year felony, and on a charge of aggravated assault, a misdemeanor, Gratiot County District Court Judge Stewart McDonald said.

Listed on a public database as a state corrections officer in Gratiot County, Naimo will have several restrictions placed on him if he makes bond. As of Friday afternoon he was still in jail, a Gratiot County sheriff’s deputy said.

If Naimo is released, he will be placed on an electronic tether that will monitor his location and alcohol or drug consumption, McDonald said. He will have to submit to random drug tests, he cannot visit a bar or consume alcohol, and he’s to have no contact with his alleged victim if he’s released from jail.

Police were called to Gratiot Medical Center in Alma following the early morning incident Wednesday.

According to investigators, Naimo’s former girlfriend, 35, was at his residence when the two got into a fight. She left, and a friend drove her to her home in St. Louis.

In the meantime, Naimo also got a friend to drive him to her home, and when she got out of the car, Naimo is alleged to have grabbed her by the hair and smashed her head three or four times on the pavement.

McDonald said he had seen photos of the injuries and described them as bloody.

The woman’s friend drove her to the hospital, where officials contacted the police. Her condition is unknown.

A preliminary exam has been scheduled for July 28.

Gratiot courts
Published: Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Joseph A. Naimo, 40, St. Louis, domestic violence, aggravated assault, 120 days in jail, fined $2,415 or serve 120 more days in jail, two years of probation

Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence

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