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Man Charged After Firing Shots During Domestic Incident

Blake Smith

No injuries were reported after police say a Jamestown-area man fired several rounds from a gun during a domestic incident.

Officers were called at about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday to Proudfit Street for a reported disturbance in the area. In a news release, the Jamestown Police Department said it was learned that a “domestic incident had occurred where a male subject had contacted a female victim and advised that he was coming over to kill everyone.”

That man was identified as 45-year-old Blake D. Smith.

Jamestown police said Smith, believed to be a Jamestown resident, arrived to Proudfit Street and fired several rounds outside. A woman and an 11-year-old child were close when the shots were fired.

“The incident on Proudfit involved what we believe was a domestic incident and a third-party that was involved in a relationship with the victim,” said Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department. “We believe several shots were fired, and luckily nobody was injured.”

After the incident, Smith left the area before police arrived. He was taken into custody at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday by investigators with the Jamestown Police Department and Metro Drug Task Force while exiting a vehicle near Pine Street.

The city man, who is on parole, is facing charges of second-degree menacing, aggravated harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.

“We are glad to have the suspect in custody and being held on a parole violation,” Samuelson added. “This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.”

Smith was previously charged following a traffic stop June 24 on Lakeview Avenue and Chestnut Street. Police reportedly found 5.7 grams of marijuana, eight fentanyl pills, methamphetamine, MDMA and $6,159 in cash.

Smith was held for arraignment in June on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana.

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