A Huntsville area father and his three children were transported Wednesday by a Bellefontaine squad to Mary Rutan Hospital after three of the quartet were struck by a pickup truck while walking in a crosswalk at Main Street and Sandusky Avenue.
Josh T. Klofta, 37, and daughters, Keylin, 4, and Raelin, 8, all sustained minor injuries while son, Breckin, 7, avoided injuries, officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department reported.
Around 7:40 p.m., Klofta was leading his children eastbound across Main when Toby K. Current, 21, of West Mansfield, turned his westbound pickup south onto Main. Current did not see the family and the subsequent collision knock the father and two daughters down.
Witness reported the family was crossing under white walk light and that Current had a green light. Still, under state law Current had a duty to yield to the pedestrians.
He was cited for failure to yield right of way in a crosswalk.
Teen taken from school
William E.Z. Hampton, 17, of 224 S. Detroit St., Apt. 1, was charged Thursday with delinquency persistent disorderly conduct.
Around 12:10 p.m., he created a disturbance at Bellefontaine High School, 555 E. Lake Ave., when he began yelling at a teacher and refused to leave a classroom.
He reluctantly complied with school staff after repeated instructions to leave the classroom for the administrative offices. Once there, he reportedly continued his belligerent behavior and began making threats.
Man lodged on domestic charge
Clinton E. Gillem, 34, of 218 Oakland Square, was arrested Thursday for domestic violence.
Officers were called to the residence around 12:30 p.m. and spoke with Gillem and his wife, Diana, who had a deep purple and red bruise around her right eye. She sustained the injury during an altercation Wednesday night.
The husband was arrested and transported to the Logan County Jail.
Officers took photographs of the woman’s injuries and of a burn mark in the middle of the husband’s upper back. He told police his wife burned him with a lit cigarette.
The case was referred to prosecutors for consideration of charging the wife.
• Shaff J. Gorham, 47, of 300 E. Chillicothe Ave., was charged Thursday with persistent disorderly conduct.
The wife went inside and officers soon heard yelling and screaming coming from inside. The defendant claimed he had been assaulted earlier but would not provide details nor stand still long enough for officers to check him for injuries.
Officers instructed the agitated man to leave the residence for the night. Ignored their instructions and became confrontational with officers.
He was arrested and lodged in jail.