Dakota M. Shankes, 23, of Alger, was transported by Huntsville EMS to Mary Rutan Hospital for treatment of suspected minor injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash at state routes 117 and 274 Monday, May 22.
Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office report Shankes was operating a northbound 2011 Dodge Nitro on S.R. 117 approaching S.R. 274 about 5:15 p.m. when she struck the rear of a northbound 2012 Honda CR-V operated by Charles E. Downing, 45, of Alger, that was stopped in traffic. The impact caused Shankes’ vehicle to overturn.
Her vehicle then struck a northbound 2022 Honda CR-V operated by Stephanie M. East, 42 of Ada, and Shankes’ vehicle came to rest on its top.
The other drivers did not report any injuries. Damage was heavy to the first two vehicles, which were towed from the scene, and light to the East vehicle. Shankes was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead. Each of the drivers were wearing their seat belts.
OVI arrest reported
James W. Newland, 57, of Saint Johns, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs related to a traffic stop Friday, May 19.
Deputies patrolling the area of state routes 117 and 274 about 7 p.m. reportedly observed a speed violation and marked lane violation with his vehicle and initiated a traffic stop in the area of S.R. 117 and County Road 96.
While speaking with the driver, Newland, deputies observed signs of impairment. He told deputies he had consumed about four beers prior to driving and submitted to field sobriety tests.
The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to the Logan County Jail without incident. At the jail, he submitted to a breath test, with a result of 0.270 blood alcohol content. He also was cited for speed and marked lanes and was released to a sober driver.
Domestic violence charges filed
Keith R. Grubbs, 39, of 375 W. Harrison St., Lakeview, was charged with felony domestic violence and a misdemeanor charge of endangering children related to an incident Sunday, May 21, at his residence.
Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded about 7 p.m. on a report of a possible domestic disturbance.
When they arrived at the address, deputies said a man and woman were standing in the front yard and they noticed that the man was bleeding from his mouth, arm and his back.
Deputies said Grubbs was visibly intoxicated. He declined needing a squad for medical attention.
Deputies also spoke with the female party, who stated that Grubbs “attacked” her and she had to fight him off of her, stating that he gets violent sometimes. Deputies also noticed that she had scrapes on both of her shins, which appeared fresh. She also declined deputies’ offer for her to be checked by a squad.
While speaking with the woman, deputies also viewed a cell phone video she had recorded of the incident, where her minor granddaughter was also present. The defendant reportedly used profane language in the video toward the woman and her granddaughter, and then knocked the phone out of the woman’s hand. Deputies said the child could be heard crying in the background.
Grubbs was placed under arrest and en route to the jail, he reportedly made threats against deputies. At the jail, he also made threats against corrections officers.
Deputies said he was issued the felony charge because of prior domestic violence convictions.
• Jared D. West, 36, of 9635 Orchard Ave., Lakeview, was charged with domestic violence related to an incident Saturday, May 20, at his residence.
Deputies were dispatched to his address about 10:40 a.m. on a report of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, deputies said they heard screaming coming from inside the residence. West then stepped outside and spoke to deputies.
He said he and the female party had been in an argument related to family issues. West told deputies he hadn’t hurt the woman.
When deputies walked inside, they found the woman visibly upset and with red marks on her upper arms. She told deputies that West had thrown her onto the bed.
Deputies placed West under arrest and transported him to the jail.