Bourbon and Bullets

Threatening West Union Man Arrested

Roger Davis
October 16, 2019 - 11:15 am

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An Oconee County Deputy was dispatched to a home on Fernwood Drive Sunday on a 9-1-1 call reporting a man with a rifle who had chased two others from the house threatening to kill them. 

After some tense moments the man -- identified as Donald Clontz -- came to the door empty-handed, but  the discovery of a recently fired rifle and what appeared to be bullet damage to a bedroom dresser, prompted his arrest.

He's charged with pointing and Presenting a Firearm and Malicious Property Damage.  The Deputy reported that the man appeared to be intoxicated and when asked explained that he was drinking propane as a pain reliever. 

He later corrected that....he meant Bourbon.

Oconee County Sheriff's Office

Official Release from the Oconee County Sheriff's Office:

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests West Union Man on Multiple Charges

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 65 year-old Donald Clontz on charges of Common Law- Breach of Peace, Malicious Injury to Personal Property <$2000, and Pointing and Presenting Firearms at a Person.

On October 13th, 2019 Oconee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call for service where a victim was stating that Clontz was threatening his life and pointing at a gun at him.

Upon deputies’ arrival to the scene, Donald Clontz was encountered and detained. A strong smell of liquor was on his breath.

After speaking with the victim, deputies were able to conclude that this was not the first time an incident like this had occurred.

Deputies noticed that there was a bullet hole in a dresser mirror inside the home, and that some of the wall paneling had been pulled apart as well.

The gun Clontz used when making threats was recovered and seized by deputies.

Donald Clontz was placed under arrest and transported to the Oconee County Detention Center where he is currently being held.

Clontz has been charged with; Common Law- Breach of Peace, Malicious Injury to Personal Property <$2000, and Pointing and Presenting Firearms at a Person.

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