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Officers deploy Taser to subdue suspect

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Garrett A. Rose, 22, of 715 W. Chillicothe Ave., Apt. 4, was charged Saturday with public intoxication, resisting arrest, illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention facility, possession of marijuana and open container of alcohol after he was Tasered and arrested outside Moore’s Cafe, 111 S. Detroit St., around 2:30 a.m.

He was found passed out on a bench behind the bar and officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department had trouble rousing him. When he came to, he began struggling with officers.

They put him up against a wall and ordered him three times to stop resisting. When he did not, officer pressed his Taser against the suspect and activated the device.

The suspect fell to the ground but continued to continue to struggle. The officer continued to deploy the Taser, shocking or partially shocking the suspect around five times before he complied and was placed in handcuffs.

A plastic bag with marijuana was found on the suspect at the Logan County Jail. He was reportedly asked several times before arriving if he had any contraband in his clothing.

• Wesley W. Bickle, 51, of 3796 Harrison Drive, was charged Saturday with public intoxication. He was observed stumbling as he was walking in the 300 block of Garfield Avenue around 1:45 p.m. He was lodged in jail.

Man threatens others with knife

David L. McLaughlin, 35, of 318 N. Detroit St., was charged Sunday with domestic violence.

Officers to his residence around 3 a.m. met with Brian Miller outside. He said the suspect was inside drunk with a knife.

He allegedly threatened Mr. Miller and his girlfriend. He was lodged in jail.

Driver lodged on warrant

Paul E. Miller, 45, of Dayton, was served a warrant for failure to appear, charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was cited for failure to drive in the marked lanes of the road, failure to signal, speed and driving under suspension after a 12:15 a.m. traffic stop Saturday.

He was spotted driving northbound from Route 68 Grill, 1141 S. Main St. The officer reported the motorist changed lanes and maneuvered around multiple vehicles without signaling while driving around 60 mph.

Once stopped in the 600 block of south Main, he got out of his pickup truck and refused to get back, telling the officer he was drunk and should not be driving.

He refused to take sobriety tests or submit urine samples. He was lodged in jail on the warrant.

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