Ernest J. Harber, 31, at large, was charged Friday with felony counts of assaulting a peace officer and obstructing official business.
Around 3:30 p.m., officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department were called to CVS Pharmacy, 143 E. Sandusky Ave., after an employee reported Harber was in an alley acting strange.
He was found just north of the store and immediately became agitated with an officer. The officer noted Harber appeared to be talking to trees when he found the suspect in the alley
Harber would not comply with orders, struggled with the officer and punched him in the chest.
The officer drew his taser, warned Harber to comply three times and then discharged the taser. Its prongs struck Harber in the upper and lower portions of his back as he turned away and the resulting shock dropped him to the ground.
He recovered and attempted to turn over and get up as a second officer tried to handcuff him. A second jolt was administered and still Harber refused to comply.
Officers, however, were able to secure his hands behind his back in handcuffs.
Harber was checked by medics with a Bellefontaine squad prior to transporting him to the Logan County Jail.
Man charged for hitting sister
Michael Burgueno-Herrera, 18, of 534 E. High Ave., was charged Jan. 8 with domestic violence and possession of canabis oil.
He allegedly hit his sister during a drug induced episode around 1:35 a.m. Friday. Clara M. Herrera had visible injuries from the incident, police report.
Officer confiscated cartridges with canabis oil from the suspect who admitted to consuming LSD that night.
He was taken to Mary Rutan Hospital, medically cleared and then lodged in jail.
Employee faces theft charge
Garth C. Gilbert, 28, of 497 Newford Drive, was charged Jan. 6 with theft.
A surveillance system recorded him taking scratch-off lottery tickets without paying for the ticket while working at Village Pantry, 1138 N. Main St., officers report.