TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Terre Haute man is behind bars and faces several charges after allegedly battering a woman and pointing a gun at police.
According to the Terre Haute Police Department’s Facebook page, officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Garfield Avenue to a reported domestic battery.
Vigo County Dispatch advised officers that a man with a gun was still inside the home along with two small children.
The first officer at the scene saw the man, later identified as 26-year-old Treyveon Ashley, in the doorway with his hands hidden behind his back. When Ashley was asked to show his hands, he pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the officer who moved behind a tree for cover.
Eventually, the suspect threw out the gun and was taken into custody.
The female victim said that the incident started after she confronted Ashley about taking money from her account that was to be used to provide for the children.
Ashley was taken to the Vigo County Jail and is facing preliminary charges of domestic battery in the presence of a child less than 16, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, criminal recklessness, theft, intimidation, invasion of privacy and pointing a firearm.
Responding officers purchased diapers and provided some money to the victim to help with what was taken.