Sheriff’s reports: Domestic violence incidents lead to arrests

By John Hamilton -

WILMINGTON — The following information comes from incident reports provided by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. All those arrested are presumed innocent until possibly found guilty in court.

The sheriff’s office recently processed these reports:

• Deputies arrested a 35-year-old Wilmington male for alleged domestic violence at 11:05 a.m. on Sept. 24. According to the report, deputies responded to Clinton Memorial Hospital where the suspect’s 35-year-old girlfriend advised that earlier in the week the suspect punched her in the face, causing a black eye. She got treatment at CMH but didn’t file a report. The victim then advised earlier in that morning she was awakened by the suspect and began punching her multiple times. She told deputies she was scared, she kicked him and got out of the house with her kids. She wanted to pursue charges this time. Deputies took photos and got a voluntary statement from the victim. She also told deputies the suspect punched her before around three or four years ago. Deputies responded to the victim and suspect’s residence — the 300 block of Champlin Road, Wilmington — and placed him in investigative custody and verbally Mirandized him. The suspect admitted to punching the victim in the face earlier in the week, took her to the hospital for treatment and “things went back to normal.” The suspect told deputies earlier that morning he woke the victim and they began arguing. He stated the victim “got in his face and he began to punch her again.” The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to jail.

• At 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 19, deputies were dispatched to the school on Oak Drive in Union Township on a report of a student making threats against the school. According to the report, the student — who had already been suspended — was making the threats from his home in Fayette County. The student was interviewed and charged by Fayette County authorities.

• Deputies arrested a 62-year-old Martinsville male and 33-year-old Peebles male for alleged domestic violence after deputies responded to 1700 block of Cumberland Road in Martinsville at 5:08 p.m on Sept. 20. The two subjects had argued about the 62-year-old living at the residence — the 62-year-old was dating the 33-year-old’s mother. The two allegedly began physically fighting after the 62-year-old allegedly pushed the 33-year-old out of a chair when he was sleeping and punched in the head multiple times; after getting up, the 33-year-old pushed the 62-year-old down and punched him multiple times in the head. The two were arrested and transported to the Clinton County Jail.

• Deputies arrested a 55-year-old Wilmington male for alleged felonious assault and improper handling of a firearm at 5:02 p.m. on Sept. 21. According to the report, deputies were dispatched to the 1300 block of McCoy Road in Union Township in reference to a 39-year-old male being struck by a vehicle. Deputies spoke with a female who said the suspect was fixing her son’s go-cart and when finished he “attempted to charge $80 more than what (the suspect) said originally.” The victim had asked the suspect for a receipt but the suspect said he “doesn’t need to give them a receipt.” He allegedly snatched the money from the victim and ran to his vehicle. The victim stood behind the vehicle while he was one the phone with 911 and the suspect “backed into (the victim) with the vehicle and fled off almost hitting (the female).” While deputies were on scene, the suspect sent a text to the female saying “karma’s a (expletive),” that the victim was lucky the suspect did not run him over and that the female hadn’t moved out of the way the suspect would’ve hit her too. Deputies along with Ohio State Highway Patrol patrolled to find him, including checking his residence on Doan Street. Dispatched informed authorities the suspect went back to the incident location “driving reckless down the street and giving the middle finger to the kids at the residence.” Deputies were advised the suspect had a gun in his car. Deputies contacted the suspect saying to meet them at a church on State Route 350 in Wilmington saying he needed a lawnmower fixed. They later saw him driving on State Route 730, conducted a traffic stop and placed him in investigative custody and read him his Miranda rights. The suspect told deputies he felt “like he was being kidnapped” and that’s why he backed up and took off. He also said he was going to contact the Prosecutor’s office and attempt to file kidnapping charges. A deputy contacted the on-call prosecutor who advised to transport the suspect to jail and charge him. Authorities located a loaded handgun in his toolbox.

By John Hamilton

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