Police: Man fires shots at boys playing basketball

Roger Blevins (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Roger Blevins (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A St. Bernard man is facing charges after police say he fired shots at some boys who were making too much noise while playing basketball.

Roger Blevins, 48, is charged with making terrorist threats, firing a weapon into a habitat or school and criminal mischief.

According to Hamilton County court documents, two boys were playing basketball when Blevins came out of his home and told them they were making too much noise, and if they didn't stop, he was going to cut the hoop down.

The boys continued to play, so then Blevins came out and threatened to "put a bullet" in one of the boys' head and said he would let his dog bite him.

"He got mad because we kept playing and he said he was going to put a bullet through my head if I didn't stop. Then he said he was going to come over here and cut down the hoop. Following that, he said he was going to let his dog come over here and bite my hand off and see how long I'm playing basketball then," said Kyle Remley, one of the boys Blevins allegedly harassed.

Remley went to get his father, who got into an argument with Blevins.

"He was threatening the kids even in my presence," said Remley's father, Antwuan Harrison. "I told him, hey these are children, they play here, stop threatening the children. He got in my face and he smelled like alcohol like very bad. That's just when everything went downhill."

About 30 minutes later, Blevins allegedly fired six shots into the backyard where the boys were playing basketball.

Blevins was taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center.

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