Sheriff’s reports: Several violent offenders arrested

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 48-year-old Blanchester male for allegedly assaulting a 48-year-old Midland male after receiving a report from South Broadway Street in Midland at 9:08 a.m. on Nov. 17. According to the report, a female subject advised that the suspect assaulted the victim’s father on an earlier date. The victim received text messages from the suspect expressing disapproval of the victim’s “involvement in (the suspect’s) relationship with his father,” the report states. The female advised some of the suspect’s messages were “threatening” and on the incident date, he sent her a text saying he was going to fight the victim. Later the suspect arrived at the incident location, the victim was working in the garage. The suspect exited the vehicle with an object in his hand. The female thought it was a pipe. The victim and suspect began yelling at each other, then the two started hitting each other, the report stated. The female saw the suspect get back into his vehicle, the victim kicking the car door. The suspect drove the car forward causing the victim to fall and hit his head on a pond skirting. The suspect then drove over the victim’s leg, according to the report. The female advised the victim threw a piece of concrete at the car windshield. The suspect then backed up and ran into the female’s Chevrolet Camaro that was parked in the driveway, then drove south on U.S. 68. Deputies later interviewed the victim at Clinton Memorial Hospital and took photos of his injuries. The suspect was later apprehended and arrested.

• Deputies arrested a 57-year-old Martinsville male for alleged domestic violence after responding to an incident on Jonesboro Road in Martinsville at 10:45 p.m. on Nov. 14. According to the report, when deputies arrived the suspect was seen sitting on the front porch appearing “highly intoxicated.” The suspect advised he and the victim — a 51-year-old female resident — got into an argument over the victim “taking care of her daughter in Wilmington.” Inside the residence, deputies observed a bent white-handled broom on the living room floor, a flat-screen TV broken on the floor and the cable cord ripped out of the back, and “another glass decoration” broken. The victim advised she had been drinking that night and went to bed around 8 p.m. She told authorities she was asleep when the suspect entered the bedroom and spat on her several times and punched her in the head. She went over to the other side of the house to sleep and the suspect came into that room and “just started going off for no reason.” According to the report, the suspect “threw the TV” hitting the victim in the foot and threw a kitchen chair at her. The victim then advised the suspect “threw her on the ground behind the couch and hit her several times and pulled her hair on the back part of her skull.” Deputies observed the victim had swelling on the right side of her face and had a mark on her face that was bleeding. They also observed blood coming through her sock and discovered she had a cut toe. When deputies spoke with the suspect again, he dismissed the allegation and said, “Nobody wants to go to jail.” Deputies then arrested the suspect who kept being dismissive to the charge and yelled expletives while in the deputy’s cruiser. While in route to the Clinton County Jail, the suspect advised several times he was going beat the deputy, knock his head off, talk to his boss and get the deputy fired, the report stated. The suspect continued to yell then advised he needed to go to the hospital because he was having chest pains and said he was having a stroke. Upon arriving at Clinton Memorial Hospital, the suspect became disorderly and didn’t cooperate with the medical staff. “(The suspect) advised me several times that he was going to knock my head off my shoulders and called me names,” the deputy stated in the report. The suspect also threatened other deputies saying he would go to another one’s house. The deputy also notes the suspect advised him to remove the handcuffs to see “how big and bad he was.” After eventually being cleared by the medical staff he was booked into the jail. Deputies took photos of the victim’s injuries as evidence.

• Deputies arrested a 25-year-old Clarksville male for alleged burglary after responding to an incident on West Main Street in Clarksville at 7:21 p.m. on Nov. 17. Deputies were dispatched to the residence in reference to a male subject who was held at gunpoint by another male. Upon arrival, the male with the gun advised he was holding the gun at someone who broke into the residence. The suspect was on his knees with his hands above his head. The suspect advised while being searched that “he did not realize he was in the wrong residence.” The report notes the suspect was shirtless and shoeless. His boots and shirt were located on the floor of the residence bathroom. The 20-year-old female resident advised she was taking a nap on the couch with her one-year-old daughter when she heard something and observed someone in the residence. She called her mother-in-law to see if her fiance was still at her residence, she said he was. The victim then grabbed her daughter, went into the bedroom, and called 911. The mother-in-law called her boyfriend — a 53-year-old Clarksville male — who came to the residence. The boyfriend said he located the suspect in the bathroom and asked why he was there. The suspect advised he was let in by the “lady sitting at the table in the kitchen.” There was no kitchen table, according to the report. The boyfriend pulled out his pistol and held the suspect at gunpoint until authorities arrived, the report stated. The boyfriend advised the suspect admitted “to using meth within the last two hours and had blacked out.” The victim advised she and her daughter were OK and not injured. The victim told authorities she didn’t know the suspect, didn’t invite him in, and wished to pursue charges.

By John Hamilton

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