Officer James Birmingham stopped a vehicle for careless and imprudent driving, and arrested a subject for Driving While Intoxicated. Birmingham contacted Officer David Burke, who agreed to come in and work while he transported the suspect to the hospital and jail.
Shortly after Officer Birmingham left city limits with the alleged intoxicated driver, Officer Burke was dispatched to a physical domestic in progress. Capt. Dan Terry and Sgt. Meg Parks were called in to assist. Both the suspect and the victim had left the scene, and a search for both was underway. The victim was located at an apartment on Sunset Ln., where she was attended by ambulance personnel. She was covered in blood, but refused medical treatment. Franklin County Sheriff’s Department sent a deputy to assist, and the area was searched for the suspect.
During the search, another person was found in a vehicle and it was determined that he was having a medical emergency, and was transported to Mercy Hospital by ambulance personnel as the search for the suspect continued.
The search was stopped shortly after midnight. The suspect was arrested on Monday by Union Police on warrants from previous cases. Warrants for Domestic Assault are being applied for.
The New Haven Police Dept. would like to remind residents to be careful who they allow into their homes. In this case, a subject with a lengthy criminal history was running from an assault, but was allowed inside to use the phone for an escape. Chief Sheible warns "Things could have went bad if he decided to get violent."
We also want to thank the Sheriff’s Dept. for their assistance.