Newark Domestic Dispute

Local News

A 26-year-old man is being held at the Licking County Justice Center after an early morning domestic dispute.

Newark Police responded to a North Buena Vista apartment around 12:30 a.m. this morning.

Sergeant Eric McKee says authorities found the man with his three-year-old child in one arm and a knife in the other. McKee says the man did threaten his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s mother, whom he lived with in the apartment, but did not appear to be a threat to the child.

McKee says the man is facing kidnapping charges along with a felony domestic dispute offense.

He says alcohol was a factor in the incident.