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Norwalk man accused of pointing shotgun, threatening to kill ex and teen

Scott Seitz2 • Mar 25, 2013 at 10:35 PM

A Norwalk man is facing multiple charges after an incident early Sunday at an Ohio 113 residence in Berlin Township.

Brandon J. Hahn, 38, of 94 Parsons St., has been charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault, aggravated menacing, disrupting public service, using a weapon while intoxicated, criminal damaging, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

The trouble began when Erie County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Ohio 113 home at 3:13 a.m. for a report of domestic violence.

The victim, a woman who lives at the Berlin Township residence and is the ex-girlfriend of the suspect, stated Hahn pointed a shotgun at her prior to fleeing the home and threatened to shoot her and a 16-year-old boy, the report stated.

Officers from the Huron and Perkins police departments were notified to be on the look-out after Hahn, was believed to be heading toward Perkins Township.

Hahn was eventually stopped on U.S. 250 near the Sandusky Mall.

Deputies noticed an intoxicating odor coming from the suspect and Hahn was given a pair of sobriety tests, including the breath-alcohol content test, which registered .156 percent. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent.

Upon searching Hahn's vehicle, officers discovered and seized a metal pipe used for smoking crack cocaine. The suspect told officers the pipe wasn't his, but belonged to someone named "Doc."

The pipe had been used and had residue inside as well as "burnt chore boy or brillo used as a filter." Deputies located brillo on the driver's side floor where Hahn was seated in the vehicle.

The victim also reported $160 in cash was taken from her purse during the incident. Deputies were able to recover $50 from the vehicle.

Hahn's cell phone also was seized as possible evidence. His driver's license was confiscated after the results from the breath test.

The woman and the teen indicated in the report Hahn arrived at the Berlin Township home intoxicated and an argument ensued between the suspect and his ex-girlfriend.

The report stated Hahn broke several items inside the residence.

At one point, Hahn removed a shotgun from a closet and pointed it at the ex-girlfriend, according to the report.

Hahn threatened to kill both the woman and boy, deputies wrote.

When the victims stated they were calling the police, Hahn allegedly attempted to take the boy's cell phone from him.

After Hahn was transported to the Erie County Jail, he denied pointing the weapon at the victim and denied making any threats. He did admit taking the money from the woman's purse, deputies said.

Hahn also admitted to taking a Ruger 9mm pistol out of the residence.

Hahn will be held in lieu of bond until his arraignment.

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