A domestic violence calle led to the arrest of a 49-year-old Preble County man last week.
Gregory A. Grubb faces charges including domestic violence, failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. Additional charges filed later in the week included abduction, a third degree felony; endangering children, a first degree misdemeanor, and using weapons while intoxicated, a first degree misdemeanor.
On Wednesday, July 30, at 7:54 p.m., deputies responded to the 6400 block of Ohio 320, south of New Paris, on a domestic violence complaint where a female had been assaulted.
According to Sheriff Mike Simpson, when deputies arrived they were advised that the male suspect had assaulted his wife and allegedly fired shots from a handgun while the wife was running from the house with a small child. The suspect was reported to be highly intoxicated as well.
While gathering information at a neighbor’s house, deputies observed the suspect leaving his residence in a pick-up truck, according t o Simpson. He traveled south on Ohio 320 toward U.S. 40.
Simpson reported deputies attempted to catch the vehicle and upon approaching U.S. 40, observed saw the truck had turned around, was now northbound on Ohio 320, and had heavy front end damage to the truck.
According to Simpson, deputies found the suspect had struck a mini-van in the intersection of Ohio 320 and U.S. 40.
Deputies attempted to stop the truck but the suspect refused.
“The suspect struck a small tree while attempting to pull back into his driveway and then drove over a retaining wall in his driveway. Deputies spent the next few minutes attempting to get the suspect to exit his truck, but he refused to follow commands. Eventually, deputies would manually extract the suspect from his truck and he was taken into custody,” Simpson reported.
Deputies located a weapon in the residence as well as evidence indicating that shots had been fired outside of the residence.
Grubb was housed in the Preble County Jail. Additional charges may be filed after review by the Prosecutor’s Office.
The occupants of the van which was struck by Grubb at Ohio 320 and U.S. 40 received minor injuries and were transported by Northwest EMS to Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond.
Units assisting the Sheriff’s Office at the scene included New Paris Police Department, Lewisburg PD and Northwest Fire & EMS.
A traffic citation will also be issued related to the crash with the mini-van.