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Suspect lodged for beating wife

An intoxicated male was jailed for beating his wife during an argument Thursday night.

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BRUCE SHEPHERD

Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department arrested Bruce L. Shepherd, 36, of 310 S. Detroit St., for reportedly striking his wife multiple times in the face with his fists and elbows.

Police responded to that address about 11 p.m. in reference to the domestic dispute. The victim, Ruth Shepherd, 35, answered the door with visible injuries to her face including blood smears, cuts and two black eyes.

The suspect was eventually found hiding under basement stairs. He denied having struck his wife.

Both parties admitted to drinking alcohol to intoxication earlier in the evening.

He was charged with aggravated menacing and domestic violence and was lodged in Logan County Jail.

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