OXFORD TOWNSHIP, MI – A 37-year-old Oxford Township man was arrested after he assaulted his girlfriend and pointed a load handgun at her.
On Sunday August 26th, 2018 at about 10:00 Oakland County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 400 block of Worthington Drive for a domestic assault complaint.
A 9-1-1 call was received from a 44 year old woman indicating that her 37-year-old boyfriend had assaulted her and pointed a loaded handgun at her. The victim was able to get away from the residence. The victim fled to a neighbor’s house to make the initial emergency call.
Upon their arrival, Deputies found that the suspect was inside the home armed with a handgun and was refusing to come out. The victim told Deputies that her boyfriend had knocked her down and kicked her in the ribs. She was struck in the face several times prior to fleeing the house.
The victim was treated by Paramedics and later transported to McLaren-Oakland Hospital for further evaluation.
Deputies established a perimeter and began talking to the suspect on his cell phone. Deputies asked him to exit the residence. After a period of time had went by, he finally followed their directions by exiting the home. The subject was taken into custody without further incident.
Deputies recovered two firearms from inside the home, including a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun. The suspect was lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending the issuance of criminal charges.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline’s highly trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk with anyone affected by domestic violence. The Hotline provides lifesaving tools, safety planning, immediate support and hope to empower victims to break free of abuse. Resources and help can be found at thehotline.org or by calling 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).