Brittiny J. Swincher, 28, and Christopher L. Adkins, 27, both of 12039 Shannon Drive, Lakeview, were arrested Monday after they allegedly destroyed a room at Comfort Inn, 260 Northview Drive.
Each was charged with felony vandalism and misdemeanor counts of theft, criminal trespassing and public intoxication. Mr. Adkins was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, while Ms. Swincher was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and illegal possession of prescription drugs.
Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department were first called to the motel around 9 a.m. on a report of a man crawling on the hallway floor looking for drugs. They met with Mr. Adkins and he denied the allegations. Officers also talked with Ms. Swincher. Both appeared to be under the influence of drugs, but officers had no clear evidence either abused drugs.
They agreed to return to their room and remain there until their noon checkout.
At 12:50 p.m., the motel staff called police to report the suspects would not leave.
Officers went to the room and convinced Ms. Swincher to open the door and let them in. They found both suspects disoriented and confused. Trash was thrown about the room and there was broken glass throughout, along with damaged lamps. Damage to the room included a dismantled sink in the restroom and the removal of electric socket covers, wall art, electrical cords, no smoking signs, furniture legs and seat cushions.
Methamphetamine was recovered from both suspects along with a hypodermic needle from Mr. Adkins. Prescription drugs for Ms. Swincher’s mother were found in the suspect’s purse.
Both were lodged in the Logan County Jail. Both are on probation for previous drug offenses.
Motorist faces weapons, OVI charges
Todd R. Oglesbee, 48, of 1672 Charyl Drive, was charged today with carrying a concealed weapon, using weapons while intoxicated, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. He also was cited for having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and speed.
He was observed around 12:10 a.m. westbound in the 600 block of west Lake Avenue traveling at 55 mph. A traffic stop was initiated in the 800 block of Troy Road.
An officer detected an odor of alcohol on the motorist and asked him to perform field sobriety tests which he declined.
During conversations with the officer, he admitted he had his handgun with him in the car. He was asked to exit the car and reportedly stumbled twice.
The loaded handgun, in a holster and still warm to the touch as if it had been recently removed from next to the driver’s body, was recovered from under the passenger seat. A six-pack with two missing bottles was taken from the rear seat area as evidence.
He was lodged in jail.
Brent M. Jones, 17, of 208 W. Brown Ave., was charged today with delinquency persistent disorderly conduct based on his actions over the past week. He was taken into custody around 2:10 a.m. at Mary Rutan Hospital and was lodged in the Logan County Juvenile Detention Center.