Man charged with domestic violence, assault


A Columbus man is facing felony charges after attacking local residents as he attempted to remove a child from a home.

Christopher J. Brim, 29, of 117 N. Wheatland Ave., was charged with a fourth degree felony domestic violence charge and a fifth degree felony obstructing official business charge in addition to misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, interference with custody, aggravated menacing, disorderly conduct and two counts of assault following an incident on Monday.

According to information from Urbana Police Lt. Seth King, Officers Jason Kizer, Todd Pratt and Casey Evans were dispatched to a Sweetman Avenue residence around 6 p.m. on Monday to handle a domestic disturbance involving Brim.

Brim had reportedly entered the house to pick up his child for whom he has no custodial rights. As he was trying to take the baby from the home, Brim assaulted a couple residents who were refusing to allow him to leave with the child. The residents then called the police.

As officers arrived, they recognized Brim and were aware of an active Union County warrant for his arrest. The officers told Brim he was under arrest and he immediately began threatening officers telling them he was not going to jail.

Brim fought with officers in the living room of the home as they were arresting him and trying to place handcuffs on him. Ultimately, pepper spray was used to subdue Brim and he was taken to the Tri-County Regional Jail where he continued to be combative at the jail assaulting corrections officers and was again pepper sprayed at the jail by corrections officers to get control of him.

According to the Champaign County Municipal Court’s website, Brim’s bond was set at $25,000 on Tuesday and the case was bound over to a grand jury on Thursday.


By Nick Walton

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Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

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