Troy man arraigned on assault charges

Altercation may have involved AR-15 rifle; no shots were fired

TROY —On Monday, Troy man was arraigned for first degree misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct in Miami County Municipal Court following a disturbance call Saturday night in the 1700 block of Paradise Trail which was first reported that one person had been shot, but was later unfounded.

One arrest was made following the initial report. Jesse Woods, 36, of Troy, was charged with first degree misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor disorderly conduct and a probation violation. He is currently incarcerated at the Miami County Jail. His bond was set for $2,500.

On Saturday, an initial call to police was made shortly after midnight of a report that two males were involved in an altercation involving a weapon. Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the other party, David Yount, 38, of Troy at his home on Peterson Road. According to reports, Woods called Yount on a female’s phone after Yount was allegedly texting her. Yount then drove to the home where Woods and Yount got into the altercation outside. Yount fled the scene. Deputies reported finding a magazine loaded with .223 ammunition in Yount’s van, but Yount denied having the gun in his vehicle and did not provide consent to search. Witnesses, along with Woods, stated they saw Yount retrieve an AR-15 from the van and saw him strike Woods in the head with the gun. Woods said Yount chambered a round, threatened to shoot him before striking him in the head and then blacked out. Woods was treated for his injuries at Upper Valley Medical Center before being incarcerated for the probation violation and his additional charges. A warrant for Yount for aggravated menacing was filed.
Altercation may have involved AR-15 rifle; no shots were fired