EPD: Man arrested after threatening woman with gun


EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – Evansville Police arrested a man on Thursday after they say he threatened to kill a woman and assaulted her.

Police were called to the 800 block of Hess Avenue around 5 a.m. for reports of a person with a gun. Police say they found Chase Melton, 30, threatening to kill a woman after he physically assaulted her. According to documents, Melton refused to come out but officers were eventually able to talk him into coming outside.

Melton is being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail. He faces the following charges:

  • Pointing firearm/weapon
  • Domestic battery
  • Strangulation
  • Communication/Intimidation

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