Man charged after fight, firing shots

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A local man is facing charges after he allegedly fired shots at a house following an altercation.
The Union County Grand Jury has indicted Estell T. Crabtree, 31, of 22839 Northwest Parkway, charging him with one count each of burglary, having weapons under disability, assault and discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises.
According to court documents, on Oct. 28 Crabtree, a two-time convicted burglar, went to a home in the 29000 block of Dog Leg Road to confront his girlfriend, who temporarily lives with her ex-husband.
“Crabtree attempted to force his way into the residence,” according to court documents.
Union County Prosecutor Dave Phillips said Crabtree and the man had a confrontation at the door and the homeowner would not let Crabtree in.
According to court documents, Crabtree had a handgun with him at the home.
“Crabtree retreated to the driveway where he took the handgun out of his pocket and fired two rounds at the residence,” according to court documents.
Phillips said the homeowner, the girlfriend and two small children were in the home at the time. He said no one was hurt and that Crabtree did not hit the home. He said that would have been an additional felony.
Crabtree actually has a pair of prior burglary convictions. Phillips explained that burglary, in Ohio, is a crime of violence. He said that under Ohio law, anyone convicted of a crime of violence is prohibited from using or even having a gun unless they get permission from the court.
“It is for the protection of the public,” Phillips said. “We don’t want violent offenders having possession of firearms.”
If convicted on all counts, Crabtree could face more than seven years behind bars.
Also indicted was:
– Elvin J. Brentson, 37, of 195 Saddlebred Court, Marysville. Brentson is charged with one count of domestic violence.
According to court documents, on July 22, Marysville Police Department received a call from a home security company. The police were connected with a woman who said her husband had beaten her and she locked herself in the basement.
When police arrived at the home they spoke with the woman who had bruising on her arms.
“She stated that her husband, Mr. Elvin Brentson, had beaten her. She stated that he knocked her down, choked her, kicked her and shoved his finger in her mouth to choke her. He also stood on her chest.”
The woman complained of chest pains and was seen by medics.
A first offense of domestic violence is usually charged as a misdemeanor. Once an individual has a domestic violence conviction, future allegations are charged as felonies. In 2004, Brentson was convicted of assault involving a family member.
If convicted on the new charge, Brentson could face as many as 18 months in prison.
– Zackery David Jones, 22, of Delaware. Jones is charged with two counts of domestic violence.
According to court documents, on Oct. 12, deputies were dispatched to a home on Kirby Road in Richwood.
Investigators determined there was a physical confrontation between Jones, his brother and their mother.
“During the incident, Zackery Jones attempted to run (the two victims) over while driving a blue Honda CRV on multiple occasions,” according to court documents.
The mother and brother were not hurt, but they believed Jones could hurt them in the future.
A first offense of domestic violence is usually charged as a misdemeanor. Once an individual has a domestic violence conviction, future allegations are charged as felonies.
In 2017, Jones was convicted of domestic violence.
If convicted on the new charges, Jones could face as many as 36 months in prison.
– Bret Michael Collins, 20, of 669 Gallop Lane, Marysville. Collins is charged with three counts of counterfeiting.
According to court documents, between Aug. 5 and Aug 6, Collins passed at least three counterfeit $20 bills. If convicted, Collins could face as many as four and a half years in prison.
– Mandy Marie Halterman, 43, of Columbus. Halterman is charged with one count of forgery. According to court documents, on Oct. 19, Halterman attempted to cash, for $1,480.12, a fraudulent check at the Richwood Bank in Plain City.
If convicted, Halterman could face as many as 12 months in prison.



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