On Monday Feb 26th, 2018, at approximately 1:15pm, The Richland County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a man who had pulled a gun on another person at 26940 Comar Lane in Richland Township. Richland County Deputies and Richland Center Police Officers responded. When deputies arrived, witnesses stated that 37 year old Allen Gholson Jr. of Richland Center pointed a handgun at several people outside the residence. Officers located Allen Gholson near the residence and detained him. Gholson was later taken to the Richland County Jail, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct. Other charges against Gholson are pending. The occupant of the residence, Lori L. Oman age 47 of Richland Center, was arrested at the scene for felony bail jumping and transported to the Richland County Jail.
Deputies worked with the Richland County District Attorney’s Office to obtain a search warrant for the residence. A request was also made to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department for assistance. While executing the search warrant a gun believed to be the one used by Gholson was recovered. Deputies also discovered evidence of drug use in the home, and obtained and executed a second search warrant on the residence for drugs. As a result, over 7 grams of methamphetamine that appeared packaged for sale was located and seized from the residence along with other drug paraphernalia.
Richland County Sheriff James J. Bindl noted the professional cooperation demonstrated between the agencies in this case to assure the safety of the officers and citizens.
Several other charges are pending with Richland County District Attorney Jennifer Harper. The investigation continues.
WHEN: 02-26-2018 TIME of Incident: 1:15pm Location: 26940 Comar Lane
Other Agencies Involved:
Richland Center Police Department
Grant County Sheriff’s Department
Richland County District Attorney’s Office