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Man accused of threatening woman, son

NILES — A city man accused of pulling a gun and threating a women and child, is in Trumbull County jail following his arrest Monday.

Daniel Chipps, 35, of 1227 North Road SE, Apt. 159, is charged with aggravated menacing, assault, resisting arrest and use, possession or sale of drug paraphernalia.

Officers responded about 12:45 a.m. Monday after the woman called 911, saying Chipps entered her bedroom with a gun.

“She stated she asked Chipps to leave and then he pulled a gun out, racked the gun and threatened to kill her and her child,” a police report states.

The report continues that Chipps left for a few hours but returned. He then entered the bedroom again. When the victim asked him to leave, he became violent and began punching her.

According to the report, Chipps hit the victim in the head several times, causing a minor cut and a knot.

When officers arrived, Chipps was found in the back seat of his mother’s vehicle. Chipps was ordered out of the vehicle and he refused. At gunpoint, officers ordered him out and he complied.

While searching Chipps, the gun was not found, but “two plastic bags of a white powdery substance, a plastic bag of a white crystalline substance, a paper bindle of a brown powdery substance and a green smoking device with burnt residue were found,” the report states.

The gun was not located after searching the apartment and the substances found will be sent for testing.

Chipps appeared before Judge Christopher Shaker on Monday and pleaded not guilty. Chipps will appear at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 20 for a preliminary hearing. He remained jailed Tuesday in lieu of $10,000 bond and was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

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