BLANCHESTER — A Blanchester woman was charged with domestic violence after an incident Friday.
According to a news release from Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt, on Friday afternoon police were called to N. Broadway St. by a crew from Blanchester Emergency Medical Services.
“Ptl. Kristen Jeffers arrived and spoke with the ambulance crew, who told her they were there treating a man for bites on his arms that were caused by his wife,” stated Reinbolt. “Ptl. Jeffers spoke with the man, age 57, who reported his wife was threatening to harm herself with a knife, that he wrestled the knife away from her, and that she bit him several times in the process.
“He insisted that he didn’t want his wife charged with any crime,” Reinbolt added. “He was transported to the hospital via ambulance.
Ptl. Jeffers interviewed and then arrested the man’s wife, age 34, for alleged domestic violence.
“Ohio law requires that a peace officer make an arrest once he or she has received a credible report of domestic violence,” said Reinbolt. He added that she “was taken to the police station for booking, where she made repeated threats to sue the police department, hurled insults at the officer, and repeatedly insisted she could not be arrested due to a disability. She then challenged Ptl. Jeffers to a fight.
He said a deputy with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office arrived to assist in getting the suspect loaded into a Blanchester police cruiser to be taken to the county jail. She will answer the charge in Clinton County Municipal Court.
Man arrested, officer injured
Shortly after midnight on Tuesday police were called to 150 Supinger St. where a man reported that a neighbor threatened him while holding a compound bow and pointing it in his direction, according to Blanchester police.
“Officers went to the neighbor’s house, where they found he had been consuming alcoholic beverages,” stated Reinbolt. “They attempted to place him under arrest for aggravated menacing, and he resisted those efforts, leading to a struggle between he and the officers. One officer sustained minor injury in the incident.”
The man, age 41 of the 600 block of E. Main St., was arrested and charged with aggravated menacing and resisting arrest, said Reinbolt. The man was taken to the Clinton County Jail and will answer the charges in the Clinton County Municipal Court.