Columbiana County Sheriff

An alarm was reported at a home on England Drive in Unity Township at 8:39 p.m. Saturday. A sliding glass door was found unlocked in the back of the home, but deputies found no one inside. The home was secured and the owner notified.

James J. Denman, Lowmiller Road, West Township, reported a domestic disturbance at 5:13 a.m. Sunday. Denman reported his ex-girlfriend, Deana Henley, came to the home early that morning, appeared to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and began yelling. Everyone at the home was awakened, including Denman and the babysitter, Michelle Smith. Hensley reportedly began to slap him and scream threats she would kill him and she would bring others to the home to beat him and rob him. She also reportedly threatened to have sex with Smith’s boyfriend. Henley left before deputies arrived and Denman did not want to pursue charges because he did not believe it would improve the situation, but asked how to obtain a restraining order or protection order.

Deputies were requested to the county jail at 2:17 a.m. Sunday after an inmate became uncooperative, combative and reportedly was making threats to jail staff. Gary A. White Jr. had been brought in by Salem police and was clearly intoxicated. He refused to go into his cell when commanded and threatened to kill one officer when he got out of jail. White, 32, was charged with aggravated menacing.

Deputies checked a home on state Route 7 in Elkrun Township. The home was checked and everything appeared secure.

Arleen L. Wise, state Route 45, reported at 7:18 p.m. Sunday she was hearing noises coming from the basement. Deputy Luke Skidmore also heard the noises and called for additional police. ODNR officer Jesse Janosik also arrived. It was determined the noises were coming from the furnace in the basement, each time the furnace starts up.

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