Bedford car dealership employee accused of shooting customer pleads not guilty

Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 8:29 AM EDT
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BEDFORD, Ohio (WOIO) - The car dealership employee accused of shooting a customer pleaded not guilty Friday morning in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

He also has a bond of $100,000 and a temporary restraining order to stay far away.

Andrew Mach was indicted on two charges of felonious assault earlier this summer. His bond was continued at $100,000.

Bedford police said Mach shot the customer around 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 26 at Hyundai of Bedford on Rockside Road.

First responders found the customer on the ground in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his left hip area.

The victim, Brian Headon Jr., was taken by paramedics to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment.

At Mach’s arraignment, Headon made sure the judge knew exactly how he felt.

“Now that you know what my family looks like, I don’t know what you have going on in your mind” said Brian Headon Jr., the victim.

Headon said he wanted more to be done, because he not only fears for his life, but now his family’s life

But the accusation left the judge with one question.

“What does his family have to do with this, is it about cars or is it about something else? I’m confused. What is the danger to his family is his family in danger?” the Judge said. “What, were threats made against his family?”

The answer to that, is no. However, the judge in the case met the victim’s worries halfway. Adding a GPS monitoring system to make sure Mach doesn’t go anywhere near the victim or his family.

Hyundai of Bedford has not replied to 19 News’ questions about Mach’s employment status or policies on firearms in the workplace.

Mach is due back in court on October 18 for a pretrial.

Editor’s Note: Below is a previous report from 19 News about the incident. Return for updates.