According to reports from the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO), on Sunday, July 26, a call was received from a resident on State Route 327 in Eagle Township in reference to a woman who appeared to have been assaulted.

The caller stated that a woman came out of the woods holding a machete with blood on her shirt and appeared to have been beaten. The caller further stated that the female subject spoke for a few minutes and then walked south on State Route 327 toward Ross County.

Deputies located the female walking on State Route 327. The female victim had a machete in a sheath on her side. Deputies noticed what appeared to be blood on her shirt. The victim also had a black/blue knot under her left eye socket and appeared to be visibly upset.

After speaking with the victim and conducting an investigation, it was determined that a male individual, Christopher L. Detty, 43, of Chillicothe, allegedly threatened to kill the female with a knife and the female ran into the woods. The knot under the victim’s eye apparently happened a week prior.

Detty was arrested without incident and taken to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail and charged with aggravated menacing and domestic violence.