A man was taken to The Bellevue Hospital and then Seneca County Jail following a standoff involving a rifle at his Adams Township home early Saturday morning.
Daniel C. McClanahan, 35, was charged with domestic violence and using weapons while intoxicated, both first-degree misdemeanors, Seneca County Sheriff Bill Eckelberry said.
Eckelberry said the operation was successful, and officials were able to get Daniel McClanahan not to do what he had intended to do.
"I think everything went very well. ... It's always a plus when everybody goes home," he said.
According to a Seneca County Sheriff's Office report, a man reported at 3:27 a.m. Saturday a woman from a residence across the street at 8505 E. TR 178 had knocked on his door and said her husband was trying to kill himself.
"She had some injuries," Eckelberry said.
Three deputies responded to the residence, and one located Maylee B. McClanahan, 35, lying in the grass behind the neighbor's house. Eckelberry said she had scratches on her face and a laceration on the back of her head caused by Daniel McClanahan, her husband. She later was taken to Mercy Tiffin Hospital and was released.
Eckelberry said a round had gone off in the residence when the McClanahans had struggled over the gun, and a deputy saw a gun in the residence.
The deputies at the scene backed away from the residence and requested backup, the sheriff said. Personnel from Attica Police Department, Green Springs EMS, Seneca County Sheriff's Office and State Highway Patrol went to the scene. Tiffin Police Department's special response team also responded.
"They would've been used as a last resort," Eckelberry said.
Eckelberry said officials obtained a cell phone number for Daniel McClanahan, and he was able to get him on the phone after several attempts.
"He talked about harming himself. ... We talked about a lot of things," he said.
Eckelberry said Daniel McClanahan exited the house with the rifle and had it pointed at the bottom of his chin at one point. They talked back and forth across the street and later communicated by phone again after Daniel McClanahan went back inside. He came out again without the firearm and said he had taken a large amount of medication, the sheriff said.
"He was feeling the effects of the pills," he said.
Daniel McClanahan was taken to The Bellevue Hospital and then to Seneca County Jail, where he remained incarcerated Sunday evening.
Maylee McClanahan was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. A Seneca County Jail spokeswoman said Sunday evening she had paid fines and had been released.