Area man's indictment stems from drunken behavior

Christopher Jones

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — A man accused of showing up at a home in June drunk, and with a gun he claimed to have shot someone with, was indicted by an Ashtabula County Grand Jury. 

Christopher Jones, 38, of Robin Circle, Ashtabula, was indicted Sept. 11 on counts of tampering with evidence, obstructing official business and aggravated menacing, court records state.

Deputies were called to a home in the 6400 block of Austinburg Road about 3:45 p.m. June 17 after Jones reportedly showed up intoxicated with a 12 pack of beer and a gun, according to the police report.

Jones is accused of telling people at the home the gun needed to be wiped off because he shot someone in Ashtabula, the report states.

Deputies checked with Ashtabula police and there were no reported shootings. 

Jones, who was reportedly so drunk he could barely stand, then threatened a woman trying to take care of two babies in the home and followed her around the house. 

When deputies arrived, Jones, who was on the porch, reached into his pants, ran inside and tried to hide the gun behind a doorway.

A deputy drew his gun, chased Jones into the home and arrested him.

While being taken to jail, Jones is accused of threatening the deputy numerous times saying he would “catch” and “whack” the deputy when he gets out.

He is also accused of telling the deputy to remember his name and said that the deputy is a “dead man walking,” the report states.

When asked if these were threats, Jones reportedly told the deputy they were promises.

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