BLANCHESTER — A Blanchester man faces multiple charges after police say he threatened a woman and a police officer and later caused extensive damage to a police cruiser.
On Saturday afternoon, police were called to Ron’s Place on S. Broadway St. on a report of a disorderly man.
“Officers arrived and spoke with a 32-year-old woman who reported the man, who she identified as Brandon Calloway, entered the bar, shouted profanity at her and threatened to kill her,” said Police Chief Scott Reinbolt. “Calloway and the woman are former paramours. She also reported that Calloway had phoned her some 79 times between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. on the morning of May 4.
“Officers then spoke with Ron Johnson, proprietor of the establishment, who reported that he had informed Calloway previously that he was not welcome at the bar, and identified Calloway, 29, as the man who had threatened the woman.”
Charges of criminal trespass, domestic violence and telephone harassment were prepared against Calloway, but day shift officers were not able to locate him, said Reinbolt.
At around 10 p.m. Saturday, officers went to Calloway’s home in the 1-99 block of Orchard Circle, Blanchester.
“They searched the home and found him hiding in the side yard of the residence,” said Reinbolt. “He was taken into custody after a brief struggle, during which he shouted profanity” at the officers.
“During the trip to the county jail, Calloway kicked the rear passenger compartment of the cruiser, causing damage in excess of $1,000,” Reinbolt said. “He also threatened to kill one of the arresting officers. Those actions resulted in additional charges of aggravated menacing, resisting arrest and felony vandalism.
Calloway “has been arrested by the Blanchester Police Department 22 times since 2010 on various charges,” said Reinbolt. “His most recent arrests were in February for carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest and in March for domestic violence and resisting arrest.”
Calloway will answer his current charges in Clinton County Municipal Court.
“The repairs to the damage to the police cruiser will in all likelihood be paid by Blanchester taxpayers, as Calloway is currently unemployed,” Reinbolt said.