SIDNEY – A Minster-area man is being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $100,000 bond following an incident earlier this week that involved gunfire and kidnapping.
Shamon Tyler Runyon, 19, 12534 State Route 362, Minster, is facing charges following a domestic dispute that allegedly resulted in a pistol shot that also hit an adjoining residence; and for holding the gun to the victim’s head.
On Wednesday June 26, Runyon was arraigned in Sidney Municipal Court and his bond was set at $100,000. The Shelby County grand jury met on Thursday June 27 and they heard the case against Runyon and indictments were issued against Runyon for Kidnapping and Discharging a Firearm at or into a habitation, both felonies of the second degree. Runyon is currently being held in the Shelby County jail.
According to online court records, on Monday, June 24, Runyon was lying on the bed at his residence with an adult female when he discharged a High Point 9mm pistol into a closet. Authorities report the bullet went through the wall of his trailer and into the wall of a neighboring unit, according to Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Joel March.
An incident dated June 25 reports Runyon pointed the pistol at the victim and told her not to leave. He is believed to have ordered her into the bedroom, where he laid on top of her and pressed the gun to her head threatening to kill her.
According to a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, on June 25, at approximately 5:40 a.m. the officee received a call from a female that she had been held against her will by a subject with a gun at residence at 12534 of State Route 362, Minster, Ohio. While the deputies were enroute to the residence the victim was able to flee to a neighbor’s residence.
The release further states when the deputies arrived Runyon was still held up in the residence, A short time later Runyon appeared outside and was taken into custody. The investigation revealed that Runyon did have a gun and did fire the gun inside his home and it went through the wall of the residence and struck a nearby residence going below the floor of an adjacent mobile home.
A search of the residence resulted in the recovery of the weapon allegedly used. Runyon was arrested and transported to the Shelby County Jail.
Runyon came to Ohio a year ago after meeting the victim on the internet. Runyon is originally from Minnesota.
Runyon will be arraigned on Wednesday, July 3, at 10 a.m. in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.
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