Mom of 3 charged with OVI

LoCoSheriffStar Dodds

Samantha Compton, 29, of Lima, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, illegal possession of prescription pills and three counts of child endangering after a 6:50 p.m. Saturday traffic stop on U.S. Route 33 ramp to County Road 10.

Witnesses reported she was driving danger- ously while eastbound on U.S. 33. A deputy of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office followed her from the County Road 10 interchange and observed her vehicle cross the center line several times.

Once stopped, the deputy noted there were three children in the sport utility vehicle, ages 14, 4 and eight months. It also was reported the driver’s speech was slurred and her reactions were sluggish. She was unsteady on her feet when she stepped out of the SUV.

She consented to a search of the SUV and the deputy found prescription opioid treatment drugs plus several pill bottles with drugs not matching the labels. He noted evidence of pills that were crushed for snorting.

She reportedly admitted to using heroin with fentanyl recently and that she had a pre- scription for the treatment drug.

Her 14-year-old son told the deputy his mother’s driving was scaring him and that he observed her use a plastic syringe to consume a pink liquid.

Compton took field sobriety tests which indicated she was impaired. She refused to pro- vide a urine sample for testing.

She was cited for driving under suspension and failure to drive in the marked lanes of the road. 

Social media videos lead to charge

Deputies have referred Megan Gier, 19, of Marion, to face a charge for assault after social media video showed her attacking a 16-year- old Kenton girl at a Rushsylvania-area party on Saturday. The victim filed a complaint with deputies who note she had bruising on her left arm and swelling to the left side of her head.

Woman accuses boyfriend of smashing her hand

Terry Jones, 52, of 608 Brown St., West Mansfield, was charged Sunday after he allegedly slammed a drawer on Linda Johnson’s hand. She was in the process packing his belongings after telling him to move out.

Her hand was bleeding, deputies reported after responded to her residence around 8:25 p.m. A Perry Township squad treated her at the scene and she told deputies she was going to Mary Rutan Hospital for further evaluation.

Jones was found a neighboring residence and taken into custody.

• Shannon D. Rigsby, 43, of 11226 Elm St., Lakeview, was taken into custody at noon Sunday on a charge of disorderly conduct fol- lowing an incident at his residence. 

Handgun stolen 

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