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Family dispute on boat leads to arrest


Jeremi K. Brayton, 39, of Lima, was charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest and persistent disorderly conduct Saturday evening after a dispute that began on a boat on Indian Lake.

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lakeview Harbor about 6:10 p.m. in reference to a fight.

They spoke with Mr. Brayton’s estranged wife, Charity Brayton, 39, of Lima. She reported that she had been on the boat that evening with Mr. Brayton, her son, Jacob Brayton, 16; and her brother, Ernest D. Kaylor, 34, of Lima.

She said each of the adults had been drinking, and that her brother and husband got into a verbal altercation on the boat. The group then came back to the harbor, and the fight started to get physical. Mrs. Brayton reportedly got in between her brother and her husband and was knocked to the ground by Mr. Brayton.

Mr. Kaylor then reportedly hit Mr. Brayton, and Jacob allegedly hit Mr. Kaylor in the head. Mrs. Brayton sustained minor scratches and bruises in the incident.

Officers of the Russells Point Police Department also responded and spoke with Mr. Brayton. He reportedly became combative, and was placed under arrest and transported to the Logan County Jail.

Mr. Kaylor and Jacob each was issued a summons for assault.

• Timothy Moore, 65, of 11322 Hiawatha Path, Lakeview, was issued a summons for domestic violence after an incident at his residence Sunday evening.

Deputies responded to the home about 9:20 p.m., and spoke with Mr. Moore and his nephew, Justin West, 18, also of that address.

Mr. West reportedly had become angry when Mr. Moore told him to go to bed that night and got in his uncle’s personal space. Mr. Moore then swung a cane at Mr. West, hitting him in the arm.

Deputies observed a red mark and a blister that was starting to form on Mr. West’s arm.

Passenger transported after crash

Joyce Shirk, 69, of Belle Center, was transported by Indian Lake squad to Lima Memorial Hospital for non-incapacitating injuries sustained in a crash Saturday evening.

She was a passenger in a vehicle operated by Donald E. Shirk, 70, of Belle Center, that was driving northbound on County Road 61 about 11:30 p.m. He reportedly failed to stop at the stop sign at State Route 274 and crossed S.R. 274 and struck a ditch.

Mr. Shirk was treated at the scene for minor injuries, but was not transported. Both occupants were wearing their seat belts.

He was cited for failure to control and received a stop sign violation.

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