Glendale man arrested for allegedly assaulting wife, firing BB gun at police helicopter

A 60-year-old Glendale man was arrested Friday night after he allegedly grabbed his wife’s neck in their home, then went outside and shot at a police helicopter with a BB gun rifle, officials said.

Charles Colvin was taken into custody on suspicion of domestic battery after he grabbed his wife’s neck tightly and yelled at her while holding the BB gun, according to Glendale police reports.

Colvin’s wife reportedly told police that he was walking around the outside of their home and allegedly discharging the newly-purchased rifle at a police helicopter that was orbiting overhead.

Police arrived about 5:17 p.m. to Colvin’s home in the 3900 block of Markridge Road, where they spotted him standing outside and allegedly holding the rifle across his chest.

When officers demanded Colvin freeze, he allegedly ignored them and walked away.

He was detained while yelling and asking to be shot in the head, police said.

Officers could smell the strong odor of alcohol on Colvin, whose speech was also slurred, police said.

Colvin’s wife refused medical treatment, but she was granted an emergency protective order, police said.

The following day, police said Colvin violated the order’s conditions when he called his wife five times from the Police Department’s jail.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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