Blanchester Police early Saturday arrested a man and charged him with Domestic Violence after a brief struggle with officers, according to Police Chief Scott Reinbolt.
Reinbolt said at around 2 a.m. police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in the 700 block of South Broadway Street. According to officers, Rebecca Maynard, 41, had been assaulted by her live-in boyfriend, Jason Bolish, 36.
“According to witnesses, the assault occurred in the presence of Maynard’s young child, who had the courage to call 911,” Reinbolt said.
He said Bolish was intoxicated and “accused the officers of wanting to shoot him despite the fact that no weapons were used to effect the arrest,” Reinbolt said. “He made repeated threats to sue the arresting officers, even specifying the items he would purchase with any settlement funds from such a lawsuit.
He was incarcerated in the Clinton County Jail and will answer the charges in the Clinton County Municipal Court, Reinbolt said.
BPD: Fugitive arrested
Police report that at around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, a Blanchester officer spotted a fugitive at the Blanchester Car Wash on South Columbus Street. The alleged fugitive, Eric Bomberger, 29, “fled into the alley behind the business when he saw the officer. Another officer responded and located Bomberger walking in a nearby alley. Bomberger fled, leading officers on a chase through yards in the neighborhood and which ended nearly where it started,” according to Reinbolt.
Bomberger was taken into custody in an alley near the car wash, Reinbolt said.
“Oddly, Bomberger recorded a portion of the event by holding his cell phone over his shoulder during part of the chase,” Reinbolt said. “Bomberger has an extensive criminal record and is currently on probation through the Clinton County Municipal Court after an earlier conviction for Telephone Harassment. Bomberger made threats of physical harm to the arresting officers.”
He was charged with Resisting Arrest and incarcerated in the Clinton County Jail.
Man arrested, charged
At around 5 p.m. Sunday, a Blanchester police officer responded to the 400 block of Bourbon Street on a report of a domestic dispute. As the officer arrived, the victim shouted to him that the perpetrator fled on foot onto Lazenby Street, according to police.
“The officer found the suspect, Micah Waits, walking on Lazenby Street. When he saw the officer, Waits fled into the back yards of nearby residences. The officer called for back-up from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office as he gave chase on foot,” Reinbolt said. “He caught up with Waits, who was intoxicated, in the back yard of 313 Lazenby Street. The officer attempted to arrest Waits, who fought off those attempts. After a brief struggle, the officer was able to place Waits under arrest. After being arrested Waits threatened the officer, noting the officer was lucky he did not have a firearm at the time of his arrest,” Reinbolt added.
Reinbolt said the subsequent investigation revealed that Waits assaulted his father, Michael Waits, 61, at the residence he shares with him on Bourbon Street.
Waits, 35, was charged with Domestic Violence and Resisting Arrest and was taken to the Clinton County Jail, according to police.
“He has an extensive criminal record including convictions for Domestic Violence and Aggravated Assault. He is currently on parole after serving prison time for Domestic Violence,” Reinbolt said.