Two men accused of threatening women with violence were arrested this week by Washington C.H. Police.
On Sunday night, an arrest warrant was prepared for Trevor E. Brown, 28, of Lebanon, for “domestic violence by threats” after he allegedly threatened the mother of his child, according to Washington C.H. Police Department reports.
Once the report was made and the warrant was filed, police received information concerning Brown’s whereabouts. Patrolman Derek Pfeifer drove toward U.S. Route 62 North in an attempt to intercept the vehicle. Pfeifer saw an SUV coming into town, just north of Duffy Drive. “The driver of the vehicle made an abrupt stop after observing my cruiser and turned left onto Duffy,” the report said. “The driver rapidly accelerated as he traveled down Duffy Drive, then turned left into a driveway.”
The vehicle description and license plate matched information the police were provided.
Pfeifer pulled in behind the suspect’s vehicle and activated the overhead emergency lights. At that time, the front seat passenger fled from the vehicle around the right side of the building, according to reports. Pfeifer pursued the man on foot and ordered him to stop several times, but the suspect kept running.
After a short chase, Pfeifer was able to catch the man and take him into custody without incident, reports said. The man was identified as Trevor E. Brown, and he was escorted back to the cruiser and placed inside.
Sgt. Rusty Lowe arrived at the scene and detained the driver, who was identified. The driver told Lowe that the red bag on the floor board was not his, according to reports.
Lowe said he detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. He opened the bag and reportedly found two baggies of marijuana, a scale, a grinder and sandwich baggies inside. Brown’s wallet recovered from the vehicle contained $785 in cash. A further search of the vehicle found two additional scales in the back, police said.
Brown was charged with trafficking in marijuana, obstructing official business, and the misdemeanor domestic violence charge that was filed against him earlier. He also had a felony warrant for non-support out of Warren County. Brown is being held in the Fayette County Jail on a $6,250 bond.
In an unrelated case, officers were dispatched to a Washington C.H. home in reference to a menacing complaint on Monday. Officers spoke with the resident, who advised that she had been receiving threatening messages from her ex-boyfriend, identified as Cain A. Tippie, 27, of Xenia.
Officers listened to a voice message allegedly sent from Cain to the woman via Facebook Messenger. The message said, “I promise I will (expletive) kill you.” The woman told police that Cain had been physically and verbally abusive to her in the past and that she was afraid for her life, according to reports. She said that Cain sent numerous Facebook messages to her throughout the day.
An aggravated menacing warrant was filed for the arrest of Tippie. The Xenia Police Department arrested Tippie on the local warrant and he was transported to the Fayette County Jail, where he’s being held on a $5,000 bond.
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