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Reynoldsburg: Multiple charges filed after woman held at gunpoint

A man was arrested for unlawful restraint, aggravated menacing and domestic violence after he allegedly dragged his girlfriend into his apartment in the 8000 block of Tributary Lane June 29, then held her at gunpoint.

The reporting officer said he found the man trying to leave the apartment in a silver Honda, so drew his gun and ordered the man to put his hands on top of his head, kneel down and cross his ankles.

The officer handcuffed the man and transported him to the Reynoldsburg Police Department for processing and then to the Franklin County jail.

The woman gave police permission to confiscate all firearms from the home. According to the police report, officers collected five long guns and two handguns from various spots in the residence as well as "a stockpile of ammunition, tactical gear and fixed-blade knives" found in an armoire.

In other Reynoldsburg police reports:

• Officers transported a man for an evaluation after he fired a gun inside his apartment and the bullet went through the wall into a neighboring apartment.

The reporting officer said the incident occurred about 2:30 a.m. July 3 at an apartment in the 7000 block of Treebourne Drive. The officer said the man "had obviously been drinking" and told police he became upset because his girlfriend was moving out, so he attempted to shoot himself in the head.

The man said he then asked his neighbors to "take the gun for the next 72 hours so he wouldn't harm himself," according to the police report.

The neighbors said they heard "a loud pop" and saw a cloud of drywall dust, then found the bullet lying on the floor. They told police they took custody of a .22-caliber pistol when the man asked them to keep it for him.

The officer took the gun and transported the man to Netcare for a mental evaluation.

• A woman told police the rear passenger window of her car was shattered between 4:15 and 4:57 p.m. July 2 while the vehicle was parked at a business in the 2300 block of Taylor Park Drive. She said a Yamaha keyboard, four microphones and a Samsung Galaxy 3 were stolen from the car.

The reporting officer said it looked as if someone broke the window and reached inside to remove the items without opening the door.

• A man was cited for drug abuse about 4:47 p.m. June 29 in the 1200 block of Waggoner Road after officers were dispatched in response to witness reports that "multiple black males" were sitting inside an older green Honda Civic smoking marijuana.

The officer said he found a scale, a grinder and a clear glass jar containing less than 100 grams of marijuana. The driver of the car said he would take responsibility for the items, so the other men were released and not charged.