Man arrested for allegedly firing shots in air after following woman home

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A man was arrested Wednesday in connection to a shots-fired incident that took place on Sept. 20 in the 3400 block of Campbell Street.

Police were called to the area just before midnight, according to Hamilton County court records. A woman told them she was driving home when she noticed a red Dodge Durango following her.

Once she got home, she went inside and, about two minutes later, she heard a knock on the door, she told police.

She answered the door and saw a man, later identified as Christopher Suttles, standing there, court records show. She said he asked her if she knew if "an unknown party" lived there, to which she said no and that she didn't know who he was asking about.

He then turned around and headed back out to his vehicle, she told police.

Not long after that, the woman realized she left something in her vehicle and went back out to retrieve it. But before she got to her vehicle, she noticed Suttles standing next to it.

The woman began shouting at him and telling him to leave her alone and leave the property before she called police.

But Suttles "became irate and retrieved a firearm and began pointing the firearm in her direction" and threatened her with it, police were told.

The woman said Suttles then pointed the gun in the air and fired three shots. She ran back inside and called 911. Several others called 911 to report hearing three shots fired, as well.

When police arrived and confirmed Suttles' identity by speaking to a witness who was familiar with him, they noted he had multiple prior convictions, including for robbery.

Police canvassed the area, but no shell casings were found.

Nevertheless, due to the victim's statement and the other calls reporting shots fired in the area, police determined there was enough evidence to charge Suttles with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm.

He was taken into custody on Wednesday and booked into the Hamilton County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 17.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in court. Criminal charges are simply formal accusations by law enforcement and are merely based on probable cause - not evidence beyond reasonable doubt - that a crime may have been committed.

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