Clayton man indicted for shooting at estranged wife

James Deaton

CLAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man is indicted after he shot at his estranged wife, the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s office announced Thursday.

James Deaton, 48, of Clayton, allegedly shot at his estranged wife’s vehicle as she was leaving the house, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

The wife was at the home they formerly shared together to pick up her belongings.

“The defendant fired two times at her as she was driving away, striking her car in the driver’s side door and the gas tank,” according to the statement. “The victim fled to the Englewood Police Department where she reported the incident.”

Deaton is indicted on charges of one count of felonious assault with a deadly weapon, one count of discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, one count of abduction, one count of domestic violence.

Deaton is currently out of jail on the Electronic Home Detention Program after posting a $100,000 bond.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 28, at 8:30 a.m.

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