Created on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Tyler Harshfield, 18, of 154 N. Stewart St., Rushsylvania, was charged with domestic violence following an incident Friday at his residence.
Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to his home about 5 p.m. on a report of a domestic dispute. They met with his mother, Christina Boyer, 37, and several of the defendant’s younger siblings.
His two younger sisters reported that they confronted him about an issue that day, and that he allegedly screamed profanities at them when they did. His brother then reportedly tried to intervene and was struck by Mr. Harshfield.
The defendant had left the home on foot and was located a short time later by deputies. He said he became angry when his siblings had been teasing him that day. He was lodged in the Logan County Jail.
Summons issued after snowmobile incident
James A. Haynes, 52, of 9019 Queen Road, Lakeview, was issued a summons for criminal damaging and trespass following an incident Friday.
Deputies responded to the residence of Mark Newsom, 8912 King Road, Lakeview, about 4:45 p.m. on a snowmobile complaint. He said he had repeated issues lately with snowmobiles driving through his yard and causing damage, and he has put up a “no snowmobiling” sign and also a snow fence to try to deter this problem.
That afternoon, he reportedly had observed his neighbor, Mr. Haynes, come into his yard on a snowmobile and damage the snow fence.
Mr. Haynes was located and was issued the summonses.
• Michael R. Leitch, 55, of 152 E. State St., West Mansfield, was issued a summons for menacing following a neighbor dispute Sunday afternoon.
Dustin and Barbara Faber, 134 E. State St., West Mansfield, came to the sheriff’s office about 2 p.m. to report that Mr. Leitch had been harassing them that day.
The couple reportedly had been outside with their children clearing snow when their neighbor allegedly began yelling obscenities at them and then threatened Mr. Faber. They said Mr. Leitch had been slurring his words.
Deputies went to Mr. Leitch’s residence. He denied making threats against Mr. Faber, and said he yelled at his neighbor for coming onto his property. Deputies noted that the defendant was intoxicated.
Driver transported after rollover crash
Robert E. Madison, 43, of Bellefontaine, was transported by private vehicle to Mary Rutan Hospital for non-incapacitating injuries following a crash about 6:20 a.m. Saturday.
He reportedly was operating a westbound sport utility vehicle on State Route 47 just west of Township Road 230 when he drove off the left side of the road on a curve and overturned.
Damage to the SUV was disabling. Mr. Madison was cited for failure to control.
• Thomas Berry, 22, of Cable, was cited for failure to control and leaving the scene of a crash early Sunday morning.
Deputies report he was operating a westbound pickup on County Road 29 near County Road 28 about 1:30 a.m. when he drove off the left side of the road and struck a fence and fence posts. No injuries were reported.