BLANCHESTER — Two people were arrested after an incident that involved a gun in Blanchester.
According to Police Chief Scott Reinbolt, at around 3 p.m. Friday Blanchester police were called to 613 S. Broadway St. on a report of shots fired during a domestic dispute. On arrival officers say they encountered Jeremy Carr, 24, of that address on the back porch of the residence and learned that he had been engaged in an argument with Karman Meadows, 26, who also lives at the S. Broadway Street residence.
“A shotgun was found inside the home, which witnesses stated Carr discharged during the argument,” Reinbolt said. “Carr had several additional shotgun rounds in his pocket. The firearm and rounds were seized as evidence.”
Reinbolt said that, according to Meadows, Carr made threats of physical harm against her on Thursday night during an argument at the house, which Carr shares with his mother. Witnesses say the argument continued Friday when Meadows and a friend tried to enter the house to obtain some personal belongings and Carr refused to allow them inside, Reinbolt said.
“During the argument Carr exited the back door of the house with the shotgun and discharged it once into the air, at which time a 911 call was placed,” Reinbolt said. “Several young children of the parties involved were present at the scene at the time this occurred.”
Carr was arrested at the scene and charged with discharging a firearm within the village limits for the incident Friday, and with domestic violence for the incident Thursday night, Reinbolt said. He added that Carr has a prior conviction for domestic violence. Carr was taken to the Clinton County Jail where he will be held pending an appearance to answer the charges in the Clinton County Municipal Court.
A computer check of Meadows revealed that she was wanted by Wilmington Police on several arrest warrants for failing to appear before the Municipal Court as ordered on charges of theft, disorderly conduct and two traffic offenses, Reinbolt said. She was arrested at the scene and turned over to Wilmington Police for booking.
“Luckily, no one was injured in the incident,” Reinbolt said. “A good Samaritan assisted police at the scene by directing traffic on South Broadway Street, and we are grateful for the assistance of a passing State Highway Patrol motorcycle officer who stopped to offer his assistance.”