November 24, 2014

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Police: Man left voicemails threatening to kill his brother

YORK TWP. — Authorities arrested a 35-year-old township man who reportedly threatened to shoot and kill his brother Friday morning.

Medina County sheriff’s deputies arrested Matthew Allen Dalgleish, of 3528 Abbeyville Road, about 6 a.m. Friday at his residence after he allegedly left phone messages to family members that he was going to kill his 41-year-old brother, Chief Deputy Ken Baca said.

Dalgleish

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“The (initial) report says that (Dalgleish) was going to wait for his brother to leave for work this morning, and then shoot him in the head with a 9-mm pistol,” Baca said. “(Dalgleish) conveyed this (information) to his brother and mother over voice mail messages on their cell phones. … He was saying his brother was the reason for all his problems.”

Four deputies apprehended Dalgleish at his home Friday before he could encounter his brother and arrested him at gunpoint, Baca said. No one was injured during the arrest, he said.

“Deputies drew down on him and got him out of the house without incident,” the chief said.

Baca said Dalgleish reportedly was in possession of a pistol stolen from Elyria. Elyria police were expected to question Dalgleish on Friday about how he acquired the gun.

Dalgleish was being held in the Medina County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence, a jail spokesman said Friday.

Other charges may be filed, Baca said.

Last year, Dalgleish was found guilty of operating a vehicle while impaired, an Ashland Municipal Court employee said Friday.

On the night of March 6, Dalgleish was driving home from a wrestling tournament in Columbus with a 16-year-old wrestler when he was stopped for reportedly driving 89 mph in a 65-mph zone, according to the Ashland post of the Ohio Highway Patrol.

The trooper smelled alcohol and asked Dalgleish to step out of the car. Dalgleish reportedly refused to take a Breathalyzer test, and he failed field sobriety tests, the patrol said.

Contact Steve Grazier (330) 721-4012 or sgrazier@medina-gazette.com.