Jeffery Couch, of West Chester Twp.
Photo: Butler County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Butler County Sheriff's Office

Butler County RV business owner faces assault, domestic violence charges

The owner of Jeff Couch’s RV Nation in Trenton faces a felony assault charge in West Chester Twp. for an incident involving his wife, according to police.

Jeffery Wayne Couch, 51, of 7311 Tamarron Place in West Chester Twp., was charged at 1:34 a.m. Saturday with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and domestic violence, a misdemeanor, after police said he assaulted his wife on the way home from an event.

Couch is in the Butler County Jail on no bond. His case will be initially heard in Area III Court, but a date and time has not yet been set.

West Chester police were called Friday at around 11:30 p.m. to Couch’s home in the Wetherington subdivision by a neighbor “who had heard a woman screaming outside,” said township spokesperson Barb Wilson.

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Police responded to Couch’s home and found “odd-and-end debris strewn across the driveway” when they arrived, she said. Police spoke with Couch, who was inside his home at the time, and “noted things were disheveled,” Wilson said.

She said West Chester police also received a call from West Chester Hospital to report they admitted Couch’s wife, Shelley, “with serious injuries.”

Police interviewed her, and she said the fight in the car “escalated” when they arrived home, Wilson said.

“She was about to get away and ran to another neighbor’s house, and that neighbor took her to the hospital,” Wilson said.

RV Nation claims on its website to be “one of the camper industry's best providers" of RV sales, service and parts, and Couch’s family has been in the RV business for more than 40 years.

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