Drunk driver lodged



Kasey R. Sherrock, 36, of Springfield, was arrested about 2 a.m. Wednesday and charged with drunk driving following a traffic stop that occurred on north Main Street near the U.S. Route 33 interchange.

Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department initiated the traffic stop after reportedly observing the motorist nearly rear-end a state trooper’s cruiser at the intersection of Main Street and Chillicothe Avenue, and then cross the center lines in the 600 and 900 blocks of Main Street.

A traffic stop was first initiated near Dowell Avenue, however, the suspect didn’t stop her vehicle until she reached U.S. 33. Claiming she’d had between two and three drinks, the suspect also told police she was attempting to get from Springfield to Dayton when she got lost and ended up in Bellefontaine.

The suspect urinated herself and vomited on the driver’s side floor, according to police reports. An open can of alcohol was also found, spilled on the passenger’s side floorboard.

She took two breath tests that registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.2. 

Her vehicle was towed from the scene. She was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, a marked lanes violation, having an open container of alcohol and a seat belt violation.  

She was lodged in Logan County Jail.

Man jailed for domestic violence



Joseph D. Giron, 30, of 112 N. Everett St., Apt. A, was arrested and charged with domestic violence and possession of marijuana paraphernalia following an incident that occurred about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Responding officers were advised the suspect was attempting to kick in the front door of the residence and a female could be heard shouting inside. 

Upon their arrival, police found the front door open and shortly thereafter the suspect appeared at the top of a staircase. He was threatened with a Taser and did comply with officers.

The suspect’s partner, Ariel Mackenzie was observed to have traces of blood near her lip and mouth. She said the argument started about money, and escalated until the suspect stomped out of the residence and she locked the door behind him and retreated upstairs with two children under the age of 5. She declined to provide any other details to officers and didn’t want to file any charges herself.

Multiple witnesses told police they observed the suspect kicking at the front door of the residence and shouting profanities.

A search of his person by police turned up the glass pipe, which the suspect admitted was used for smoking marijuana.

At the police department, the suspect claimed he’d been victimized by the woman and showed officers bite marks on his chest.