Cuyahoga Falls — A city 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. No one was seriously injured, according to police.
Police arrested David P. Seitz II, 27, at the scene after responding at 10:13 p.m. Dec. 29, to a domestic violence call on High Street, according to a press release from police.
Officers discovered a man and woman living together had been in a verbal argument that escalated to the point that Seitz had allegedly threatened to kill both the woman and himself, the release 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.
The rifle belongs to the woman, Police Lt. Steve Guldeman told the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press.
The woman also claimed she was choked and assaulted during the incident, the release said. Both the woman and Seitz suffered minor injuries. Guldeman said they were treated at the scene and not taken to the hospital.
Seitz was charged with attempted murder and felonious assault, both first-degree felonies; 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 in the press release.