Man lodged following domestic dispute



Timothy P. Burk, 39, of 11851 State Route 117, Belle Center, was charged with disrupting public services related to an incident at his residence Saturday.

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched about 4:35 p.m. to the Huntsville Marathon gas station, 6990 Lima St., Huntsville, to meet with his wife regarding a domestic violence complaint.

His wife told deputies that Burk been drinking all day and that he allegedly held her down on a couch at their home for at least 10 minutes and would not let her up.

When he finally let her go, she said he also slapped a TV remote out of her hand.

She then reportedly told the defendant that she was calling the police, and she said he grabbed a phone from her hand and broke it in half.

While speaking with her, deputies noticed that she was visibly upset and had a hard time catching her breath. She also had sustained red marks to her neck and her hand.

At the home, deputies observed signs that the couch cushions had been disturbed and saw her necklace on the couch, along with pieces of the TV remote in the living room.

Burk was located and was placed under arrest and lodged in the Logan County Jail. A report also will be forwarded to the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office for charges of domestic violence and unlawful restraint.

Drunk driver strikes C.R. 39 home

Pride T. Mims, 18, of 3062 W, Township Road 37, Huntsville, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs related to a crash early Sunday.

Mims reportedly was operating a northbound car on County Road 39 near County Road 105 about 2:20 a.m. when he missed his turn and left the roadway on the east side, striking a porch and front of a home at 8391 C.R. 39. The vehicle came to a rest after striking a tree. No one in the residence was injured.

Witnesses at the scene said Mims walked away from the crash on foot and was picked up by a person in another vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle at the crash site and found an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

Mims was located by deputies at his address. While speaking with him, deputies observed signs of intoxication and he submitted to field sobriety tests.

At the jail, he submitted to a breath test, with a result of 0.084 blood alcohol content and he was released to a sober driver.

He also was issued summonses for underage consumption and open container in a motor vehicle and was cited for failure to control. A report has been forwarded to Bellefontaine Municipal Court for a citation of leaving the scene of an accident.