Authorities are investigating the death of a 31-year-old Bellefontaine man who was found unconscious and not breathing around 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in a residential backyard.
Keith A. Blake, 216 Ludlow Road, was declared dead at the scene and the case was turned over to the Logan County Coroner’s Office.
Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department report they responded to the scene and continued cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts. Those efforts were terminated upon the arrival of personnel with the Bellefontaine Fire and EMS Department.
Blake’s extremities were cold to the touch, officers report, and there was no pulse.
It is possible Blake died from an overdose, investigators say. He recently was treated with naloxone after an overdose.
Wanted man faces more charges
A Mississippi man was arrested Thursday, Sept. 29, on an Arkansas felony warrant for possession of drugs and faces additional felony charges after officers seized methamphetamine and $9,900 in counterfeit cash.
Cedric G. Hinton, 37, was located around 3 p.m. in a parked car at Super 8 Motel, 1117 N. Main St., after receiving a tip that he was wanted.
Several officers converged on the car including the department’s K-9 unit. Hinton was ordered out of the car and handcuffed.
Officers noted a marijuana cigar in a driver’s door pocket and asked Hinton about other contraband. He denied possessing any more.
A large amount of cash was located on him and officers began to count it at the scene after the suspect asked them to give it to his girlfriend.
Hinton reportedly began to move from the vehicle and was instructed to stand against it. An officer noted he had a plastic baggie in his clenched fists.
The officer moved to secure the baggie and Hinton attempted to spin away. He and the officer tumbled over landscaping and fell to the ground. Hinton reportedly threw the baggie containing methamphetamine onto the landscaping stones.
He then was placed against a wall of the motel.
Officers determined Hinton was in possession of $609 in cash while the rest was fake.
He was lodged in the Logan County Jail on the warrant and felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, tampering with evidence and counterfeiting.
• April D. Cole, 41, at large, was arrested on a contempt of court warrant around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. An officer on patrol spotted her walking in the 400 block of Walker Street.
He stopped his cruiser and proceeded to walk toward Cole. She turned westbound through yards toward Lawrence Street and ignored repeated calls from the officer to stop.
He jogged and caught up with her.
She was lodged in jail.