A miscarried pregnancy sparked rage in 23-year-old Craig Blevins, of Gratis, Thursday, June 26, landing him in Preble County Jail.
According to a Camden police report, Blevins became violent towards a 17-year-old male when the victim’s girlfriend inquired about Blevins’ girlfriend’s pregnancy. “She knew [Blevins’] girlfriend had been pregnant and she asked her how things were going,” according to the report.
When Blevins’ girlfriend replied she had miscarried the pregnancy, “she then asked if [Blevins’ girlfriend] had issues with medication she was given or if she knew what the issue was,” the report stated. It was at this time, the events took a dramatic turn, according to the report.
Misunderstanding the statement, Blevins believed the woman was calling his girlfriend a “drug addict,” according to the report. Blevins allegedly became violent at that point, taking the 17-year-old male victim in a headlock, and punching him in the face twice.
It was stated in the report Blevins allegedly said, “he would take a knife and cut her baby from her stomach.”
“Blevins stated that [the minor male victim] was coming at his girlfriend … and he grabbed him in a head lock. Blevins stated that he had all intentions to break [the minor male victim’s] neck but instead threw him to the ground,” read the report. The report also stated Blevins denied threatening the woman and her unborn child.
“At that time Blevins was placed under arrest for assault and agg. menacing. After being handcuffed, Blevins told officers “we had better watch [the minor male victim] because when [Blevins] gets out he was getting a gun and would kill [the minor male victim]. Blevins threatened to kill [the minor male victim] on several different occasions while in our custody,” according to the report.