A High Street man was arrested over the weekend and charged with attempted murder and other crimes after police say he threatened to kill his live-in girlfriend with a rifle and it discharged several times during a struggle.
Officers arrested David P. Seitz II, 27, at the scene after responding to a domestic violence call on High Street at 10:13 p.m. Dec. 29, according to Cuyahoga Falls police.
Officers discovered that Seitz and a woman he was living with had been in a verbal argument that escalated to the point that Seitz allegedly threatened to kill both the woman and himself, police said. He allegedly fired six rounds from a rifle as the two struggled for control of the weapon, according to police. No one was shot, and there were no serious injuries, police said.
The rifle belongs to the woman, police Lt. Steve Guldeman said.
The woman also claimed she was choked and assaulted during the incident. Both the woman and Seitz suffered minor injuries, and Guldeman said they were treated at the scene and not taken to a hospital.
Seitz was charged with attempted murder and felonious assault, both first-degree felonies; one count each of aggravated menacing, domestic violence, having weapons while intoxicated and discharging firearms in city limits, all first-degree misdemeanors; and discharging a firearm into a habitation, a second-degree misdemeanor.
Seitz was booked in the Summit County Jail, police said.
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