Although all arrests have their share of complicated details, arrests regarding alleged incidents of domestic violence may be especially difficult to sort through. The criminal allegation may simply be the result of an intense argument in which one spouse, or even a neighbor, contacted the police so as to bring the argument to an end. Nonetheless, anyone charged with domestic violence should consider a criminal defense no matter the nature of the underlying allegations.
In one recent matter that took place on March 6 in Independence, Ohio, a man was arrested for allegedly threatening his ex-wife. The woman called the police, claiming that her ex-husband ordered her to leave the home while he had a holstered gun. However, the facts of the story do not necessarily indicate anything more than just a simple argument.
In this case, the woman and the man, who divorced one another years ago, had begun dating again. However, they got into an argument, and the woman, who had apparently lost her car keys, went to call her current husband in the garage. After her ex-husband ordered her to leave, she called 911. Five Ohio police officers showed up shortly thereafter, and they arrested the man for supposedly threatening his ex-wife. The woman was also handcuffed after she refused to leave.
While carrying a holstered gun may be considered threatening behavior to some, there was no indication that this man ever took the gun out of the holster. Indeed, the man may regularly carry a holstered gun and hold a permit to do so. Additionally, while a local news story mentioned that the home had five rifles, that is also not necessarily indicative of criminal activity.
Source: Sun News, "Man arrested for threatening ex-wife: Independence Police Blotter; Domestic Violence, Brookside Road," March 14, 2012