BLANCHESTER — A heroin addict was charged with felony domestic violence after police say he threw a cement block through a window of his family’s house that he had been asked to leave the day before.
At around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Blanchester police were called to 418 S. Wright St. for a report of a burglary in progress, according to Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt.
He said an officer arrived and spoke to Trevor May, 30, who was in the driveway of the residence, while another officer spoke with members of May’s family inside the home. May resided at the residence until Monday, when he was told by his family that he was no longer welcome there, Reinbolt said.
“The evidence gathered at the scene established that May arrived at the residence via taxi at around 8:30 a.m., came to the front door and pounded on it until the door nearly broke,” said Reinbolt.
“When family members inside would not allow him to enter, he pounded on the back door, but was again denied entry to the house by those inside. He then went to the driveway, obtained a cement block, and threw it through a window of the residence, then tried to enter the house by climbing through the window.
“May made threats of physical harm to those inside the house during this incident,” Reinbolt added.
May was arrested, charged with domestic violence and taken to the Clinton County Jail. On Wednesday morning police presented the case to the office of Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Moyer, who approved a charge of felony burglary against May, Reinbolt said.
“May is addicted to heroin. Blanchester Emergency Medical Service and police have responded to two incidents in the past month in which May overdosed at the South Wright Street home,” said Reinbolt.
He added that, in at least one of those incidents, May’s life was saved by efforts by Blanchester Police Cpl. James Beckelhymer and the administration of the drug Narcan by EMS personnel.