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Woman charged after domestic incident in vehicle


AMHERST TWP. — A woman faces multiple charges after a domestic incident Sunday morning on Middle Ridge Road.

Brandee Mcareavey, 20, whose address is listed as Wellington in a report, is charged with driving under suspension, endangering children, domestic violence and possession of marijuana.

After being called to Middle Ridge Road, south of West Ridge Road, about 11:20 a.m. Sunday, sheriff's deputies found a man and woman walking down the road involved in a "heated argument," according to a report from the Lorain County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said they spoke with Mcareavey first, and she said that she and her boyfriend, Charles Thompson, 52, had an argument as they were driving due to her threats to harm herself. According to the report, Mcareavey said the couple lives together on Gifford Road.

She said the argument escalated after Thompson suggested she speak with police or the Nord Center, the report said.

According to the report, Mcareavey wanted out of the vehicle, but Thompson would not let her out. She then grabbed the steering wheel, and they went off the road, hitting a pole, the report said.

Thompson gave deputies a similar story, according to the report, adding that he became concerned when Mcareavey threw a cell phone into the car's windshield, breaking the windshield.

During this altercation, Thompson's 6-year-old and 10-week-old children were in the vehicle, the report said. According to the report, the 6-year-old complained of head pain and her left leg hurting. The report didn't say if either of these children was Mcareavey's as well.

Both children were taken for treatment by LifeCare.

A small amount of marijuana was located in a baby bottle pouch matching Mcareavey's diaper bag, the report said.

Mcareavey was given the option to go to the hospital to speak with mental health professionals and she refused, the report said.

The State Highway Patrol assisted in this incident, according to the report.

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