Deputies from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic violence call in Huntsville around 10 p.m. Tuesday.
According to Sheriff Smith, a 14-year-old girl made the call to report that her father was heavily intoxicated and had threatened to harm her 9-year-old sister, herself and any responding deputies with a knife.
The girls were able to sneak out of their home to a neighbor’s residence to safety. Deputies responded to the residence to speak with the girls. They then went next door and attempted to make contact with the girls’ father, Walter D. Quintanilla (pictured), 54, of 8688 SR 117 Huntsville.
Quintanilla came to the door and briefly spoke with deputies but would not open the door for them. He then went upstairs and would not answer knocks at the door or phone calls.
Quintanilla’s wife arrived at the residence shortly after, returning from work. She gave deputies a key to the residence, but Quintanilla still refused to communicate. The Bellefontaine Police Department’s Special Response Team was contacted and came to the scene along with two BPD negotiators.
Quintanilla finally began to communicate with negotiators by telephone. Around 1 a.m. he voluntarily came out of the residence and surrendered to deputies.
He was taken to the Logan County Jail and charged with felony domestic violence, felony inducing panic and aggravated menacing.
Quintanilla has prior domestic violence convictions in Ohio and South Carolina.
Deputies, Bellefontaine Police and Huntsville Fire and EMS assisted at the scene.