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Man charged after domestic incident along U.S. 33

Thomas R. Petty, 58, of 2295 County Road 43, Bellefontaine, was charged with domestic violence following an incident along U.S. Route 33 near County Road 10 Tuesday afternoon.



Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area about 2:45 p.m.

Mr. Petty’s wife, Julie, 55, reported that she had been driving to work that afternoon when she spotted her husband walking alongside U.S. 33.

When Mrs. Petty stopped to talk with him, he reportedly grabbed her by her hands. Deputies observed some of this altercation and ordered him to stop.

The defendant was placed under arrest and struggled briefly with deputies. Mrs. Petty had sustained cuts to her hands, but declined medical treatment.

Mr. Petty was transported to the Logan County Jail.

Cash stolen from backpack

Justin West, 18, of 11322 Hiawatha Path, Lakeview, reported Tuesday evening that his backpack had gone missing that afternoon while he was at the Chippewa Neighborhood Outreach Center, 13976 Ironwood Ave., Lakeview.

His backpack was located a short time later underneath a vehicle, and cash had been stolen from the backpack. The student reported that he collected the money for a fundraiser at school.

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