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Man hit by semi walking home from jail

Dane K. Brown, 30, of 313 S. Park St., was transported to Mary Rutan Hospital for treatment of non-capacitating injuries after sustaining a glancing strike by a passing tractor-trailer around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday along west Sandusky Avenue.

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It brought to end a series of events that day involving Mr. Brown and his girlfriend, Jessica Anderson.

Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department first met with Mr. Brown at Consolidated Care, 118 Maple Ave., around 3:10 p.m. He told police Ms. Anderson threatened to kill herself and her three children if he didn’t return home.

He stayed at the facility to meet with a counselor.

Officers then met with Ms. Anderson who repeated the threats in their presence before volunteering to go to MRH.

Within hours, Mr. Brown was at the hospital wanting to talk to her. He was ordered out and returned home.

Officers responded and learned he was on the telephone with a crisis helpline and had threatened to kill himself with a knife.

He was lodged on a charge of persistent disorderly conduct and taken to jail.

After his release, he was walking eastbound on the pavement wearing dark clothing and a white hat.

Semi driver Jeffrey Sorgen, 53, of Kenton, told police he did not see the man until very near him. The driver swerved, heard a thump and stopped to assist Mr. Brown.

Mr. Brown was cited for walking on a highway.

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