July 2, 2016

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Police say Lodi man arrested after threatening wife with rifle

LODI — Police said they used a stun gun on a 60-year-old man Wednesday after he threatened his wife with a rifle and refused to hand over a knife to officers.

Jeffrey Gillium, of 9114 Jameson Road, was arrested by Medina County Sheriff’s deputies on a charge of resisting arrest.

He was taken into custody after he was found about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday inside an unoccupied building at Bislich Farm & Greenhouse, according to Lodi Police Chief Keith Keough.

Keough said Gillium’s wife called police to report he had threatened her with a rifle, then fled on foot.

Officers recovered the rifle and reported finding Gillium under a metal grate inside a greenhouse at 8211 Greenwich Road.

Keough said Gillium refused to hand over a 4-inch blade knife and spat in an officer’s face.

“It was a pretty hairy situation,” Keough said. “A stun gun was used to help control him.”

Additional charges against Gillium are pending, the chief said.
Gillium was being held on $5,000 bond at the Medina County Jail, according to a sheriff’s office deputy.

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

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