Chauncey Man Charged With Abduction

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A Chauncey man was arrested and charged with abduction and domestic violence after sheriff's deputies found him allegedly keeping a woman from leaving her bedroom.

Chad Smith, 26, of May Avenue, was found after Athens County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a domestic dispute early Tuesday at Rallen Drive Apartments in The Plains.

Deputies were allegedly told a female had been assaulted and the man who had assaulted her was under an active protection order.

When deputies arrived, Smith was allegedly standing in the middle of the bedroom with his back to the door, according to a news release by Sheriff Patrick Kelly. A 22-year-old female was on the floor by the bed.

The woman told deputies that Smith was visiting the children at the home, while she attempted to stay in the bedroom. A verbal dispute took place and she attempted to leave the residence, the report stated, but Smith allegedly grabbed her and attempted to break her phone.

When the woman fled to the back room, Smith allegedly broke the door frame to get into the room, grabbed the woman, threw her on the bed and allegedly began to choke her.

Deputies noticed bruising on the woman's left arm and red abrasions on her neck, Arnold reported. Smith allegedly resisted arrest and was physically placed on the ground, according to Deputy Jon Arnold's report.

After allegedly wrestling with deputies while on the ground and not complying with orders, Smith was Tased twice in the back, Arnold added.

Smith was arrested and transported to the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail on the charges of abduction, domestic violence, violating a protection order, and resisting arrest.

He appeared in Athens County Municipal Court on Tuesday, where his bond was set at $10,000 with 10 percent allowed. He was also given a bond of $5,000 with 10 percent allowed on a motion to impose from an unrelated case of operating a vehicle under the influence.

He is scheduled to appear in municipal court again on Oct. 10.