Man lodged after struggle with ex-girlfriend

Lee Christopher


Christopher S. Lee, 25, of Huntsville, was charged Monday with assault, aggravated menacing and abduction after a 9:25 p.m. Monday incident at Danielle M. Smith’s 129 N. Stanley St. residence.

Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department responded to a domestic violence call and heard a woman screaming upon their arrival at the front door. A young boy opened the door and they entered to find the suspect on top of Ms. Smith.

He refused orders to let go and officers used a Tazer to stun him. They pulled him off the victim and drove him into a couch and chairs. He continued to struggle, but was subdued and handcuffed by officers.

Ms. Smith said the couple had broken up recently but he showed up at her house intoxicated. She was going to let him stay to sleep it off.

He began making threats to “end it all” and pulled out a knife. He became upset when she called 911 and the two struggled with him preventing her and her two sons from leaving the residence.

He was lodged in the Logan County Jail.

• Michael E. Arledge, 54, of 1084 Township Road 32, was charged with violating a civil protection order Monday.

His estranged wife, Kimberly A. Arledge of Bellefontaine, told officers the defendant has been sending text messages in violation of a CPO filed as part of their divorce proceedings.

The suspect was located at the Moose Lodge 2563, 912 S. Detroit St., and was taken into custody around 7:45 p.m. He was lodged in jail.

• Jeffrey H. Martinez, 28, of 505 E. Columbus Ave., was issued a warrant for failure to appear Monday evening.

Purses taken from car

Cheyanne Hunter, 501 Gunntown Road, Lot 20, reported at 1:30 a.m. Saturday someone smashed out a driver’s side window of her car while it was parked in the 100 block of south Detroit Street and stole her purse and a purse belonging to Karlie Mathews of Bellefontaine. Both said the purses did not contain anything valuable other than their employee identification.

• Patricia Pinks, 614 Garfield Ave., reported Monday evening two chainsaws and two tool boxes were stolen from a shed at the rear of her property.