False identity leads to man’s arrest



Matthew J. Parmer, 44, of 717 Euclid St., was charged Saturday with taking the identity of another, obstructing official business, conspiracy, carrying concealed weapons and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department responded to a 9 p.m. report of two males acting suspiciously at Rite Aid, 230 S. Main St., with one suspected repeatedly putting a mask over his face inside the pharmacy.

The suspects left the area but were located near the Oasis Drive-Thru, 406 S. Main St.

Mr. Parmer claimed he was Steven Parmer and provided a birthday and Social Security number without hestitation. A warrants check showed Steven Parmer was wanted on a felony warrant for breaking and entering.

Officers placed the suspect under arrest and found a large kitchen knife in a coat pocket along with a hypodermic needle with heroin residue.

At the Logan County Jail, he claimed to have swallowed 26 individual heroin doses and he admitted he was Matthew, not Steven.