A Union man has been charged with domestic assault for allegedly chasing a woman with a flagpole and a hammer.
Zachary Dean Blackwell, 18, was charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with third-degree domestic assault, a felony. He also was charged with two misdemeanors for second-degree property damage and resisting arrest.
Union police were called to the 200 block of Grandview Street Sunday, May 27, just before 6 p.m. for a man chasing a woman around the yard with a pole.
While officers were en route to the location, a second call came in saying the man was threatening neighbors and the woman with a weapon. At the scene, officers were told the suspect was wielding a hammer.
Police made contact with Blackwell inside the residence and placed him into custody. Officers said Blackwell was resisting arrest mace was used to subdue him.
As officers were attempting to put him in a patrol vehicle, Blackwell kicked a patrol car. The kick left a “large dent” in the driver’s side quarter panel, according to a probable cause statement filed by Union police with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.
Blackwell was eventually placed in the police cruiser and taken to the Franklin County Jail.