EAGLE TWP. — A Chillicothe man faces charges of aggravated menacing and domestic violence, according to the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office.
On Sunday, July 26, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a resident on Route 327 in Eagle Township in reference to a woman who appeared to have been assaulted.
The caller stated that a woman reportedly came out of the woods holding a machete with blood on her shirt and appeared to have been “beat.”
The caller stated that the female subject spoke for a few minutes and then walked south on Route 327 towards Ross County.
Deputies located the female walking on Route 327. The female victim reportedly had a machete in a sheath on her side.
Deputies reportedly noticed what appeared to be blood on her shirt. The victim also reportedly had a black and 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 previously,” the press release stated.
Detty was arrested without incident and taken to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail and charged with aggravated menacing and domestic violence.
A bond hearing was scheduled for Tuesday in the Vinton County Court.