On Saturday, Aug. 1, the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) received a call from an individual located on Dunkle Creek Road in reference to a domestic violence incident involving a gun.

According to a VCSO news release, the caller stated that Chad W. Colley, 45, of New Plymouth, had come to the residence intoxicated, kicked the residence door open, and tried to assault the home owner and a female. Colley allegedly advised he was going to get a gun and come back, which he did.  The caller stated that Colley had pointed the shotgun at him and threatened to kill both victims, then got into his truck and was sitting in the driveway.

Deputies found Colley driving a silver Toyota Tacoma truck on Dunkle Creek Road. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and Colley was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle found a loaded 12-gauge shotgun. A trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrived on scene to assist Deputy Nick Appleman. A field sobriety test was administered to Colley, who was then placed under arrest.

Colley was arrested without incident and taken to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail and charged with assault, burglary, aggravated menacing, criminal trespass, inciting to violence, domestic violence, and improper handling of firearm in a motor vehicle. A bond hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 4.

This case was handled by Deputies Nick Appleman, Nick Trainer, and Lewis Dundon, who were assisted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.