Drug dealer arrested yet again




Christopher E. Mundy, 31, of 117 S. Park St., was arrested on warrants Sunday after he was observed walking out of The Beer Vault, 149 W. Columbus Ave., around 2:15 a.m.

The warrants were a result of a Logan County Joint Drug Task Force investigation. He was charged with a single count of trafficking in crack cocaine and two counts of trafficking in counterfeit drugs.

When he spotted officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department, Mundy re-entered the bar and tried to hide in bathroom stall. Officers took him into custody and recovered crack cocaine and $540.

A charge of possession of crack cocaine was filed that day and the case was referred to the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office for further consideration of another trafficking charge.

Mundy’s record includes a 2011 conviction for trafficking in crack cocaine for which he served 30 days in jail. In 2013, he was sentenced to community control for trafficking in crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine.

He was sent to prison for 10 months in 2015 for two counts of trafficking in crack cocaine and a year in prison in 2016 for two counts of trafficking in crack cocaine.

He has yet to have a case tried by Logan County Common Pleas Judge William T. Goslee.

Officers file OVI charges on motorists

Christopher M. Burge, 41, of Marion, was charged Oct. 3 with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and cited for having an open container of alcohol after a 2:10 p.m. traffic check near Dave Carother’s Custom Auto Sales, 1318 E. Sandusky Ave. The motorist pulled past the lot and off the 100 block of Lakewood Drive, parking partially in a ditch.

Burge was reclined in his seat and unconscious when officers approached the vehicle and shut down the running motor. He was awakened and given sobriety tests.

Officers determined he was impaired by alcohol.

His breathalyzer sample was 0.316.

A bottle of vodka was found in a lunch box inside the vehicle along with five more empty vodka bottle and several empty cans of beer.

• Tonja M. Parsley, 50, of 214 Pratt St., Apt. 8, was charged Friday with OVI and cited for no operator’s license and failure to reinstate her driving privileges.

She was stopped around 1:40 a.m. in the 200 block of west Chillicothe Avenue. Field sobriety tests indicated she was impaired and she refused to provide a breathalyzer sample.

• Nathaniel C. Dabe, , of 813 Heritage Court, Apt. 38, was charged Saturday with OVI and cited for speeding, a marked lanes violation, an improper turn and failure to signal after a 12:35 a.m. traffic stop.

An officer observed a sport utility vehicle exit Comfort Inn, 260 Northview Drive, without stopping.

It pulled in front of the officer’s cruiser, forcing the office to brake to avoid a collision. The officer turned the cruiser around and followed the SUV onto southbound Main Street and then onto eastbound U.S. Route 33 to stop the motorist.

An odor of alcohol was detected upon contact with Dabe.

Field sobriety tests indicated he was impaired and his breathalyzer results were 0.093.