Marcus Smith, 26, of 817 Heritage Court, Apt. 68, was charged Sunday with felony counts of illegal conveyance of drugs into a jail and tampering with evidence and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence and possession of drugs.
Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department arrived at the complex around 9 p.m. after Arianna M. Daniel, of that address, had reported a dispute with Smith who allegedly knocked her cellular phone out of her hands.
The apartment was dark and no one would answer officers as they called into residence through an ajar door.
Smith was located at a neighboring residence while Daniel was found inside after Smith gave them permission to enter.
Daniel was found without a top in the darkened apartment and she claimed the living room light did not work. Using a flashlight, a female officer was able to observe multiple injuries including scratches and bruising around her neck and dried blood on her left arm, hand and torso.
The victim said she was hit in the face when Smith allegedly threw her phone and it bloodied her nose. She claimed he did not mean to hit her with the phone and denied that he caused other injuries.
She said she did not want to press charges.
Smith, who claimed to be waiting for a ride to Springfield, snuck away as officers talked to Daniel. He was later tracked down and arrested.
He admitted to throwing the phone at her and claimed she started a fight with him. However, he had no visible injuries.
He was placed in a cruiser but began to move about and continued all the way to the Logan County Jail. A plastic bag with blue powder residual was found in the cruiser along with pieces of a prescription anxiety pill.
• Brandon M. Harford, 26, of 6623 Lima St., Huntsville, was arrested for domestic violence Monday.
Around 9:15 p.m., Haylee M. Stump, of rural Bellefontaine, jumped out of Harford’s sport utility vehicle at the intersection of State Route 47 and County Road 32.
She told officers she was with Harford and their one-year-old daughter and he allegedly began to threatening her as he drove. He allegedly pulled her hair and struck he on the chin.
Stump, fearing for her life, jumped out of the SUV when Harford pulled up to the intersection.
After several aborted cellular phone conversations with Harford, officers were able to convince him to meet with law enforcement at the Washington Township Police Department in Lewistown.
Harford did not show up but Stump provided a possible location in the village. Harford and the child were found at the location.
He was lodged in jail and the infant was reunited with Stump. Harford also was served a warrant for assault.
Evicted renter faces charge
Gregory S. McKnight, 27, of 416 E. Columbus Ave., was charged Monday with felony vandalism after a 6:45 p.m. incident at the residence.
McKnight, who had been evicted from the apartment and was not to be there after midnight Sunday, was creating a disturbance that was reported by neighbors.
He was taken into custody after he followed orders to exit the residence.
Officers found evidence that eight exterior windows of the apartment had been busted from the inside out.
Once the landlord arrived, officers were able to enter the apartment. They observed broken furniture, glass shards on the floor and wall damage. The landlord also found damage to the siding.
He estimated it would cost more than $10,000 to fix all of the damage to the property.
McKnight was evaluated at Mary Rutan Hospital and taken into custody when he discharged.
At the jail, he became uncooperative with jail staff and placed in a restraint chair.
Officers served warrants to:
• Gaige E. Reeves, 20, of 1129 S. Greenwood St.: assault;
• Gregory L. Vickers Jr., 29, of 136 N. Hayes St.: failure to appear;
• Timothy J. Predmore, 59, at large: theft; and
• Julian K. Jackson, 23, of 309 S. Detroit St.: failure to appear.