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Man arrested after making threats with firearm

A West Mansfield man was charged with three counts of domestic violence, using weapons while intoxicated and criminal damaging Sunday evening after he allegedly made threats with a gun at his residence.




Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Lisa Y. Nawman, 41, of 6269 County Road 20, West Mansfield, about 6 p.m. She said her husband, Dennis S. Nawman, 37, was very intoxicated and was making threats with a gun to harm people at the home.


She was able to leave the home, along with several other residents, including two juveniles. 

On the way to the scene, Deputy Todd Shreve’s cruiser struck a deer. He was picked up by a deputy in another cruiser, and they continued to the West Mansfield area residence.

Deputy Shreve later was treated at Mary Rutan Hospital for minor injuries.

Once deputies arrived at the scene, they talked with Mrs. Nawman down the road from her residence. She said her husband had become belligerent when the family’s dog started barking at him. He then made threats to harm the dog, and then made threats to harm people at the residence. 

No injuries were reported. 

While deputies talked with Mrs. Nawman, they heard gunshots coming from the Nawman residence. Dispatchers then contacted Mr. Nawman by phone, and he came out of the home and talked with deputies. 

Mr. Nawman was placed under arrest and transported to the Logan County Jail. 

During the incident, the defendant reportedly shot at a vehicle owned by Mrs. Nawman’s son, Stephen Abbott, that was parked at the residence. The car’s rear window was damaged, and as a result, Mr. Nawman received the criminal damaging charge. 



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