Many charges in shotgun incident


An Oberlin man pointed a sawed-off shotgun at a couple Saturday evening at Rally’s in Elyria, according to a police report.

Jason Somerville, 32, of Oberlin, was allegedly urinating by his vehicle when a man yelled at him. That’s when Somerville pulled the gun out of his car and pointed it at the couple before fleeing the scene, police said.

Officers found Somerville’s truck on South Abbe Road. A shotgun was found in plain view in the vehicle with duct tape on the handle. Officers removed five rounds from the gun for safety, the report said.

Somerville was charged with two counts of aggravated menacing, using weapons while intoxicated, unlawful possession of dangerous ordinance, possessing a defaced firearm, and improperly handling firearms in a vehicle.

He was also cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, failing a breath test, and having an obstructed license plate.