Carmella DeCesare turned herself in at Cleveland Police Headquarters tonight at around 7:45. She posted bond was released and has a court appearance scheduled for this morning. She’s accused of kicking a girl in the head at a nightclub in Cleveland, which is a misdemeanor assault.
Her attorney, Pat D’Angelo, told WOIO-TV tonight, “If she wants me to represent her – she’s gonna follow my advice, and my advice right now is for me to do the talking. That’s what I’m getting paid for. She’s innocent. We’re gonna take this case before a judge and jury and prevail that way.”
WOIO-TV reporter Sharon Reed said she spoke to DeCesare by phone tonight without her attorney and quoted DeCesare as saying of her accuser, “I don’t know her. I don’t know why she’s doing this.”
As for a possible motive, “No one is going to get between Jeff Garcia and I. We’re solid. If it’s him she wants, forget it. If it’s money, forget it. If it’s fame, good luck.”
DeCesare made a personal appearance tonight after turning herself in. At a Quaker Steak and Lube in suburban Cleveland she told WOIO, on camera, “I’m not guilty and when I’m found not guilty I will be happy to answer any questions, and then everyone can hear the second side of the story.”