Two charged

BellefontainePolice Patch

Two men were arrested around 1:50 a.m. today after witnesses reported suspicious activity in an apartment complex parking lot.

Joshua W.L. Miller, 41, of 817 Heritage Court, Apt. 69, was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments, while Trevor G. Fields, 23, of the same address, was charged with public intoxication, persistent disorderly conduct and failure to provide personal information. Fields also was served a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear.

Both were standing outside a car when officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department arrived on scene. Fields walked away and refused to stop when asked. An officer followed him to the apartment and began talking with Fields. An odor of alcohol was detected as Fields spoke with the officer and he refused to identify himself.

He was taken into custody and another officer arrived on scene. Once in the rear of the cruiser, he began swearing at officers and would not stop.
He was lodged in the Logan County Jail

A hypodermic needle was found in the car. Miller admitted it was his needle.

Man lodged for assault

Gabriel P. Guthrie, 40, at large, was charged Saturday with assault and persistent disorderly conduct.

Around 12:40 p.m., officers responded to an emergency call at 204 N. Detroit St. where the suspect was held down on a porch by two men. He was handcuffed and placed in a cruiser as officers investigated the incidents.

Merissa Johnson told officers the suspect came to the residence demanded to retrieve his belongings after breaking up with Johnson’s mother, Melissa Williams.

He allegedly grabbed Johnson by the throat and removed her from the front door. He entered the residence, but encountered Johnson’s boyfriend and her brother.

They stopped him and held him down on the porch.

He was lodged in jail.