Created on Friday, 24 January 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
William M. Hampton, 38, of 224 S. Detroit St., Apt. 1, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, possession of prescription drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal conveyance of drugs into a jail after a midnight Thursday traffic stop.
He was found passed out behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle at Speedway, 329 S. Main St. The motor was running and the vehicle was in drive, officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department report.
Officer rapped on the driver’s side window to wake him and he immediately put the vehicle in park.
Once outside, he refused to take any sobriety tests or submit a breath sample. Officers report he seemed lethargic and he had trouble speaking clearly.
They found a pipe for smoking marijuana in the defendant’s coat pocket. He was asked several times if he had any other drugs on him and replied, “no,” according to reports.
At the Logan County Jail, a correction officer found a metal container in his right foot sock. It contained several pills including 4 1/2 oxycodone pills.
• Michael L. Catterson, 51, at large, was served Thursday with a warrant for failure to appear.
• Marcus A. Hagans, 27, of Springfield, was served with a warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Police look at vandalism
Tom Dolan, 1530 Wright St., reported Thursday a rear window of his pickup truck was shattered overnight while parked at his residence. He said it was the second recent incident of vandalism on the vehicle in recent weeks.
• A glass door at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 1801 Wright St., was shot three times with a pellet gun Tuesday or Wednesday, according to a report filed Thursday.