Man lodged for aggravated menacing

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John F. Clements, 68, of 326 W. Buckeye Ave., Belle Center, was charged with aggravated menacing related to an incident Monday involving alleged threats that were made to a farmer nearby his residence. Deputies were dispatched to the area about 10:15 a.m. to speak with Douglas Badertscher of Belle Center, who said a man had pointed a gun at him while he was spraying his field.

Badertscher reported he was working behind Clements’ address at the edge of the field when he observed the resident outdoors doing yard work. However, he said he then observed the man point- ing a rifle at him, so he began driving to the other end of the field.

Deputies spoke with Clements, who said the farmer was always in the field “screwing around.” When asked about the rifle, Clements reported he took it outside to make sure it wasn’t loaded. He told deputies that he was servicing the rifle outside. Clements was placed under arrest and was transported to the Logan County Jail. 

Driver charged with possession of drugs, OVI

Mason P. Evilsizor, 23, of 11900 Duff Road, Lakeview, was charged with three counts of possession of drugs and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs related to a traffic stop about 11:50 p.m. Saturday.

A deputy of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office on patrol in the area of State Route 366 and Township Road 95 observed his vehicle swerving, and then the vehicle reportedly went off the right side of the road into a ditch. The deputy activated his cruiser lights at that time, but the driver then continued onto Foster Avenue and Edison Avenue, and finally stopped in the area of 7400 block of Edison Avenue.

While speaking with the driver, Evilsizor, deputies observed signs of intoxication. He claimed that he did not stop at first because he was nearly at his father’s residence.

Evilsizor refused to submit to field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. In the meantime, deputies said the defendant’s father, Charles, had removed a backpack from the vehicle and attempted to place the backpack behind him when speaking with deputies.

Inside the backpack, deputies located suspected marijuana, along with a grinder and a plastic tube containing prescription pills, which were later identified as a schedule II stimulant and a schedule IV drug, alprazolam.

The defendant was transported to the Logan County Jail, where deputies said he dropped the tip of a vape pen containing hashish oil on the floor of the sally port. Inside the jail, he refused to take a urine test.