Man accused of threatening deputies with gun

Brian Andrew Hoover. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

A Columbus man allegedly pulled a gun on deputies after they were called to a family fight Wednesday afternoon.

43-year-old Brian Hoover is facing charges of domestic battery, strangulation, battery by bodily waste to law enforcement, resisting law enforcement, intimidation and criminal confinement.

The incident started about about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday when Bartholomew County deputies were called to a home in the 5000 block of County Road 330W on a report of a domestic disturbance. A woman reported that Hoover battered her and then barricaded himself inside of a bedroom, according to police reports.

Deputies entered the room through a window and struggled with Hoover to take him into custody. He allegedly threatened the deputies with a firearm and attempted to spit on them.

Hoover was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail. The woman was treated for minor injuries.