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Police make domestic violence arrest

Courtney Astolfi • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

A Groton Township man was arrested Wednesday at his Billings Road home after he allegedly used a firearm while intoxicated and threatened a family member.

Caleb White, 21, of the 600 block of Billings Road, was charged with using a weapon while intoxicated and domestic violence.

Erie County deputies went to his family’s home at 1 p.m., after a relative noticed him behaving strangely, according to a deputy’s report.

White’s sister was arguing with him about his drinking, and she told him to go to bed. White did so but came downstairs a short while later and told her, “You are going to end up getting strangled in your sleep, and I’m going to be the one doing it,” the report said.

White’s mother then went into a room to find her son in the process of loading a shotgun, the report said. When White realized the gun wasn’t working — he loaded the shells in the wrong direction — he picked up a large knife, held it to his wrist then stabbed a wall, the report said.

He was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center for an evaluation, then handed over to the Erie County jail, where he remains without bond.

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