The man charged with killing two police officers during a domestic disturbance in Westerville, OH, has a history of violent domestic encounters in Cuyahoga County, records show.

Quentin Lamar Smith pleaded guilty in 2008 to barging into his neighbor's home, where his then-wife went following an argument, and held a gun to her head, according to court records.

That incident came nine months after a judge dismissed felony charges that accused Smith of stabbing his mother's boyfriend and stealing her truck, according to court records.

The crimes came years before Smith would be accused of killing Westerville police officers Eric Joering, 39, and Anthony Morelli, 54, Cleveland.com reports.

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