Victor R. Jacobs, 47, of Lima, was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment of serious injuries sustained in a crash Sunday evening.
Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office report he was operating a northbound motorcycle in the 15500 block of State Route 235 about 9:10 p.m. when he failed to negotiate the curve and drove off the right side of the road. The motorcyclist lost control and was thrown from the vehicle. The motorcycle then came to a rest and Jacobs was found laying north of the motorcycle.
The driver was not wearing a helmet, according to the crash report. Damage was moderate to the motorcycle, which was towed from the scene. Deputies continue to investigate, and have not yet issued any citations.
• Kennedy Kopus, 17, of DeGraff, did not report any injuries following a rollover crash Saturday evening in the 4700 block of County Road 18.
Deputies report she was operating a southbound 2007 Honda Accord about 6:40 p.m. when she lost control on a curve and went off the west side of the road. The vehicle then overturned and came to rest in a small group of trees.
Damage was heavy to the car, which was towed from the scene. The driver was cited for failure to control.
• Dalton J. Smith, 29, of DeGraff, also was issued a failure to control citation related to a non-injury crash about 11 p.m. Thursday.
Deputies report he was operating a southbound 2004 Toyota 4=Runner in the 1500 block of County Road 18 when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the left side of the road, striking a guardrail and continuing down into the ditch.
The vehicle struck a Logan County Electric Cooperative utility pole and then came to a rest. Damage was heavy to the sport utility vehicle and was towed from the scene.
Suspect lodged for possession of drugs, identity fraud
William H. Harrington, 72, of Columbus, was charged with felony counts of possession of drugs and identity fraud related to a traffic stop Friday evening.
Deputies on patrol about 8:45 p.m. in the area of north U.S. Route 68 near State Route 274 observed that his vehicle did not have a working license plate light and attempted to initiate a traffic stop with the vehicle. However, the defendant reportedly turned westbound on S.R. 274 and then turned southbound onto S.R. 638.
Deputies said the vehicle came to a stop on S.R. 638 about one-eighth of a mile from the U.S. 68 intersection.
During the traffic stop, deputies said Harrington appeared nervous and told them several conflicting stories about where he was going. The defendant also reportedly provided deputies with a false name and Social Security number of another individual, “John Williams” of Columbus. When looking up that individual’s information in LEADS, deputies found that the photo did not match Harrington’s description.
Harrington eventually provided deputies with his actual name and provided consent for them to search his vehicle. Inside the center console, deputies observed a white powder substance and on the front passenger seat, they found a digital scale with white powder residue. A clear plastic baggie with a white powdery substance also was seized from the underneath the driver’s seat.
Deputies found that the defendant also had a warrant for his arrest out of Hardin County. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Logan County Jail. Deputies also are sending a report to the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office for review and consideration of additional charges, including possession of a dangerous drug and failure to comply.
• Angela M. Jordan, 45, of Dayton, was charged with possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop Saturday evening in West Liberty.
Deputies report she was a passenger in a vehicle operated by Clarence R. Davis, 48, of Dayton. About 6:10 p.m., deputies observed Davis’ vehicle on Zanesfield Road near Linden Street in the village and noticed that his front windshield was cracked from the driver’s side to the passenger’s side.
Deputies initiated the stop and the driver pulled into a driveway at 215 Zanesfield Road and came to a stop. Davis told deputies that he did not have a driver’s license.
West Liberty Police Department officers also arrived on scene to assist.
Deputies said Jordan appeared jittery and nervous. Davis provided deputies with consent to search the vehicle and reportedly told them they would find marijuana in the center console.
K9 Thor also was deployed and indicated on the vehicle. Inside a purse that belonged to Jordan, deputies located hypodermic syringes and also a clear baggie with suspected methamphetamine.
Jordan was placed under arrest and transported to the jail. Davis was issued citations for driving under suspension and no operator’s license, and was issued warnings for possession of marijuana, fictitious registration and the cracked windshield.
Domestic violence charge filed
Wendell J. Hurless, 30, of Lakeview, was charged with domestic violence related to an incident Friday evening.
Deputies were dispatched about 6:25 p.m. to an address on Chickasaw Path in reference to a domestic situation. While en route, dispatchers indicated that the suspect had an axe in his hand.
When deputies arrived, Hurless reportedly was outside at the rear of the property.
Deputies could hear Hurless but could not see him behind a fenced-in patio, so deputies ordered him out of that area with their service weapons drawn.
During a pat down search of his person, deputies located a hunting knife and another knife on his person. Deputies also located several syringes on his person, and he told deputies that he had recovered the syringes in his yard and collected them “so no one got hurt.”
A female resident told deputies that Hurless had been agitated that day and had been arguing with her. She said he also began punching at walls. The defendant then allegedly pushed her onto a bed and held her down with his forearm, she told deputies.
She told deputies that the home was in disarray because of Hurless’ behavior.
He was placed under arrest and lodged in the jail.
Driver cited in U.S. 33 crash
Beverly K. Brown, 65, of Maplewood, was cited for improper passing related to a non-injury crash Tuesday morning on U.S. Route 33 near County Road 10.
Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office report she was operating an eastbound 2008 Cadillac STS about 5:25 a.m. in the left lane of U.S. 33 and attempted to change lanes into the right lane. She reportedly didn’t observe an eastbound 2017 Honda Civic in the right lane operated by McKenzie R. Smith, 22, of Bellefontaine, and her vehicle struck the driver’s side of the Smith car.
Damage was light to both vehicles. The drivers were wearing their seat belts.