Logan Man Charged With Threatening Deputies

By
Gretchen Gregory - The Logan Daily News Editor

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Updated Thu, Sep 5, 2013 5:07 pm

A Logan man has been released on his own recognizance after allegedly threatening the lives of two deputies of the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office as well as allegedly assaulting a victim at his Bear Run Road home over the holiday weekend.

Kenneth Robar, 42, was charged with two counts of aggravated menacing, and one count each of domestic violence, assault, resisting arrest and obstructing official business. Hocking County Municipal Court Judge Fred Moses gave Robar a $10,000 recognizance bond at his arraignment hearing on Tuesday.

According to a report at the HCSO, Robar allegedly stated he was going to kill HCSO Sgt. Brian McManaway and HCSO Deputy W. Brock Bowman and made several threatening comments to both men when they attempted to arrest him after responding to a report of domestic violence at Robar’s home.

Deputies approached the home at approximately 5 a.m. Saturday, shortly after the initial call for help was made, and found Robar sitting on the porch of his residence.

He told deputies that he and the alleged victim, whose name is being withheld by The Logan Daily News, returned home from Lost Hollow Campground when a verbal argument took place. According to Robar, the victim started throwing items inside the residence. When asked to fill out a statement about the incident, Robar initially started filling out the form but then refused and told deputies he didn’t want to make one.

Yet the victim and her children gave a different account of what happened during the fight. According to the victim, Robar allegedly started cussing at her and throwing items throughout the house, grabbed her by the hair and onto the ground and grabbed her arm.

According to a report at the HCSO, the victim told deputies that domestic violence has been ongoing for the past month but the victim was too terrified to call for help. She stated Robar has allegedly hit her with belts and pulled her around the house by her hair. When a bruise was identified on her arm and the victim’s children corroborated her story, Robar was placed under arrest.

While placing him in the back of McManaway’s cruiser, though, Robar relaxed his body and became “dead weight,” according to the report.

After deputies applied a pressure point maneuver on Robar, he allegedly pushed off the vehicle and lunged towards McManaway. That’s when both deputies placed him in arm locks and managed to gain control and place handcuffs on him.

In the process, Robar allegedly told both deputies, “I will [expletive] you guys up. You don’t know who you’re [expletive] with,” along with other allegedly threatening comments.

In the process, Robar sustained a minor cut to the side of his head and bridge of his nose, the report continued. While he was being taken to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville, Robar maintained a combative and threatening attitude.

At Tuesday’s arraignment hearing, Moses ordered Robar to have no contact with deputies, the alleged victim and have no contact with alcohol, drugs or weapons.

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