"Genius" Busted For Assaulting Pregnant Woman
Cops: Tattooed Ohio felon clobbered victim with gun
FEBRUARY 2--Fresh from prison, an Ohio man with the word “Genius” tattooed on his forehead is facing an assault charge for allegedly striking a pregnant woman in the head with a gun.
Jerome Smith, 27, was arrested yesterday for allegedly battering Tiera Bryant Saturday at a Cincinnati residence. Bryant is eight months pregnant, according to an affidavit filed in Hamilton County Municipal Court.
Pictured in the mug shot at right, Smith is jailed in lieu of $50,000 bond. Along with his questionable “Genius” ink, Smith has “Omerta” tattooed on his throat. The Italian word’s common definition refers to the Mafia’s code of silence.
Smith’s bust came less than three months after his release from prison on a narcotics charge. His rap sheet also includes a 2003 collar for attempted murder, burglary, and drug possession. Smith spent more than five years in prison following his conviction in that case. (2 pages)