Man lodged on theft charge

Young Chet


Chet M. Young, 25, of Covington, was charged Monday by officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department with theft after he tried to leave Wal-Mart, 2281 S. Main St., with $279 in toys and other Christmas gifts around 3:50 p.m.

He was stopped by store employees while pushing a cart filled with merchandise.

Officers lodged him on the charge and on a Shelby County warrant for failure to appear on a domestic violence charge.

Mathews faces intoxication charge

Bruce Mathews, 47, at large, was charged Sunday with public intoxication after he refused to leave an Ohio Street residence around 8 p.m. He was unsteady on his feet, police report.

He was lodged in the Logan County Jail.

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