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Duo lodged for stealing pistol

Two suspects were charged Saturday with theft of a firearm, officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department report.

Predmore Cody


Beach Nathan


Cody Predmore, 22, of 118 Sugarbush Way, Zanesfield, and Nathan A. Beach, 27, at large, allegedly took a .38-caliber Derringer from James Gammell’s car while parked at 816 W. Sandusky Ave. around 1:10 p.m.

Mr. Gammell observed Mr. Beach, whom he knows, getting out of his car and shutting the door before getting into a sport utility vehicle operated by Mr. Predmore.

The victim checked for the pistol and found it missing.

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office located the suspect vehicle at Sugarbush Way and obtained search warrants for the vehicle and manufactured homes at 118 and 119.

The suspects refused to open the door even after they were informed of the warrant.

Around 4:55 p.m., a deputy reached through a broken window and unlocked the door.

The suspects, along with a female resident, were found trying to hide under blankets in a bedroom.

The handgun was not found.

Both suspects were lodged in the Logan County Jail.

While corrections staff members were processing Mr. Predmore at the Logan County Jail, staff found a package containing suspected marijuana or synthetic marijuana. He was charged with conveying drugs into a detention facility.

Driver charged after crash

Debora K. Hackett, 68, of 304 Wren Ave., was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs after a two-vehicle crash around 8:45 p.m. Sunday. She also was cited for going left of center.

She was southbound and turned right onto Lake Avenue. Her car struck head-on a car driven by Timothy F. Hines, 54, of Urbana.

Police report she was having trouble standing and walking and they detected an odor of alcohol on her. She refused to take any sobriety tests and was lodged in jail.

Hood-riding son charged

David F. Hill Jr., 25, of 513 Eastern Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct after an officer on patrol observed him riding on the hood of his mother’s pickup truck as it traveled westbound on Eastern Avenue around 10 p.m. Sunday.

Ford faces assault charge

Edwin A. Ford, 37, of 118 W. Auburn Ave., was charged with assault after he hit Gene Homan, at large, in the face around 9:35 p.m. Saturday at Sandusky Avenue and Pratt Street.

Mr. Homan and a witness reported Mr. Homan was crossing in the crosswalk and was nearly hit by a vehicle in which the suspect was a passenger.

The suspect got out of the car and began yelling at the victim. Mr. Homan tried to push away from the suspect and was hit in the face.

He was bleeding from his nose and had a broken tooth.

The suspect was lodged in jail.

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