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Summons issued for menacing, assault


Michael W. Blackburn, 38, of 542 Grand Ave., Russells Point, was issued a summons Sunday for menacing and assault following an incident at his residence the previous evening.

His nephew, Jacob D. Blackburn, 20, of the same address, reported to deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office Sunday morning that he was assaulted by his uncle.

Jacob said his uncle came home that night very intoxicated and reportedly got in his face during an argument. Michael then reportedly headbutted Jacob and made threats to harm his nephew and his nephew’s girlfriend.

Deputies reported that Jacob had a black eye. His uncle was served the summons at the residence.

Disorderly conduct arrest logged

Heather Johns, 29, of 4877 County Road 130, Huntsville, was charged with disorderly conduct Saturday after a disturbance at her residence.

When deputies arrived at the home, another resident reported that Mrs. Johns had been intoxicated that day and she reportedly became upset when her husband, Doug, tried to stop her from leaving the home with their infant child.

Mrs. Johns was combative toward deputies and was unsteady on her feet. She was transported to the Logan County Jail.

• Darren K. Jacobus, 40, of Springboro, was charged with public intoxication about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

A driver in the area of U.S. Route 33 and Township Road 239 reported seeing an intoxicated male subject walking in and out of traffic.

Deputies located Mr. Jacobus, and noted that he could barely stand up to talk to them. He was transported to the Logan County Jail.

Chickens harmed during incident with dogs

Gregory W. Smith, 50, of 1955 State Route 508, West Liberty, was issued a summons for three counts of failure to confine a dog.

His neighbor, Debby Wilson, 6327 County Road 187, West Liberty, reported Sept. 30 that three dogs got inside her chicken pen and were attacking her chickens. She said a total of nine chickens were killed by the dogs that day, and six additional chickens had to be euthanized after sustaining injuries from the dogs.

She said the dogs dug under the fencing around the chicken pen and also damaged the fence.

Ms. Wilson said this has been an ongoing problem with Mr. Smith’s dogs coming onto her property.

Crash reported involving horse and buggy

Deputies responded to a non-injury crash about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday on State Route 273 near County Road 97 involving a horse and buggy and a sport utility vehicle.

Amy L. Clark, 38, of Belle Center, reportedly was attempting to turn east onto S.R. 273 from a driveway when her vehicle was struck by a westbound buggy operated by Jesse Huston, 12, of Belle Center.

Five passengers were in the buggy, including four children, but none of the occupants reported any injuries. Damage was light to both vehicles.

Ms. Clark was cited for failure to yield.

• Michael Predmore, 54, of Bellefontaine, was cited for driving left of center after a crash at 6:10 p.m. Sunday on Township Road 184.

He reportedly was operating a northbound van near State Route 540 and went left of center at the crest of a hill, striking a southbound van operated by Joseph Heater, 49, of Bellefontaine, causing minor damage. No injuries were reported.

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