LIMA — In so many ways, what went on at 9 Beaumont Drive in Lima was typical of domestic violence situations.
Neighbors described the Glenn family as “quiet” and “never causing any harm.”
Court records, however, pointed to another story.
Prior to Thursday’s double murder and suicide, Randy Glenn had three domestic violence complaints filed against him by family members.
Allen County Court Records show Andrea Glenn filed a complaint against her father in 2010 for domestic violence. He had “caused or attempted to cause physical harm” to her, according to the complaint. On Feb. 3, 2010, Randy Glenn was ordered to “have no contact with victim, personally or by phone,” “remain away from residence and place of employment of the victim,” and “not to cause or threaten to cause harm to the victim.” Randy entered a plea of not guilty and the case was set to go to trial, until Andrea Glenn asked for the charges to be dismissed April 9, 2010.
Carlin Glenn filed a complaint against her husband in 2011, citing telecommunications harassment and domestic violence.
“Randy D. Glenn Sr. did make or cause to be made a telecommunication, or permit a telecommunication to be made from a telecommunication device under his control, with purpose to abuse, threaten, or harass another person,” the complaint reads.
The complaints filed by Carlin Glenn Aug. 20 and 21, 2011, appear to still be pending.
Jim Everett, Allen County Chief Deputy Sheriff, said Carlin Glenn made one last attempt to file a domestic complaint Wednesday evening, saying her estranged husband was sending her harassing text messages.
Everett said officers responded around 9 p.m. Wednesday and made a report. The domestic dispute turned deadly about 4:15 a.m. Thursday when Randy Glenn walked into his estranged wife’s home and used a handgun to shoot their 20-year-old daughter, Andrea Glenn. He then chased down Carlin Glenn, who ran across the street for help. She was fatally shot while standing in a neighbor’s driveway. Randy Glenn then turned the gun on himself. A 17-year-old son, Randy Jr., was unharmed but transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center immediately after the shootings. Deputies said he was not hurt, but no new information about how he survived the shooting was disclosed Friday.
Allen County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jim Everett said deputies are still working to find the cause of the incident.
“We’re still talking with family members,” Everett said. “So that is still unknown.”
Carlin Glenn worked for General Dynamics in Lima. Company spokesman Pete Keating said the company was saddened by the news.
“She was a valued employee, and our hearts and condolences go to the family members,” Keating said Friday.
Andrea Glenn graduated from Shawnee High School in 2010 and, according to her Facebook page, was attending Tiffin University, studying forensic psychology.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete Friday at Jones-Clark Funeral Home.
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