ELYRIA – A romantic rivalry may have been the driving force behind an incident Tuesday night when one man threatened another man with a gun and then ran from police.
Jerrael Overall, 29, was charged with aggravated menacing, tampering with evidence, obstructing official business and carrying a concealed weapon around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday near the 800 block of Garden Street.
The charges were prompted by an incident earlier in the evening when Overall saw Terrell Taylor at the house of Overall’s ex-girlfriend on the 1100 block of Melvin Lane, according to Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino. Overall told Taylor, “I’ve got something for you,” and left the area, returning a short time later with a handgun, Costantino said.
When he saw the gun, Taylor called police and Overall began to leave the scene, Costantino said. Police found Overall soon after the call walking westbound on the 1100 block of Melvin Lane.
When they ordered him to put his hands up, Overall ignored them, instead turning northbound and running through backyards in the area followed by police, Costantino said.
Officers caught up to him in an area of waist-high water near the 800 block of Garden Street, according to Costantino.
When police returned to the scene on the 1100 block of Melvin Lane, they found two loaded handguns hidden in a barbecue grill in a backyard, Costantino said.
Overall was taken to Lorain County Jail where he was being held on Wednesday on a $420,500 bond. His court date is at 1 p.m. Thursday at Elyria Municipal Court.