David J. Williams, 42, of 214 Pratt St., Apt. 6, was charged Aug. 4 with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and lodged the Logan County Jail on charges of persistent disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department first encountered Williams at 11 p.m. Aug. 3 outside 304 N. Park St., cursing and yelling. He was demanding his keys and cash from a resident. The keys were returned to him and he left on foot after several warnings from officers.
They noted Williams had been drinking alcohol.
At 12:40 a.m., officers responded to Williams’ residence for disturbance and he warned yet again to stop.
By 12:55 a.m. officers were back at the residence for another disturbance and made contact with him as he walked from a car. Officers learned the suspect was driving the car just before their arrival. The car had been parked behind the apartment complex earlier, officers noted.
Williams had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath with slurred speech and blood shot, glossy eyes.
He struggled with officers as they handcuffed him and dropped to the ground when he was instructed to walk to a cruiser. Officers carried him to a cruiser and forced into the back seat. He kicked at an officer several times as he was pushed and pulled into the cruiser.
Once at the jail, Williams was placed into a restraint chair with spit hood over his face.
It was noted in the report Williams has three prior OVI convictions.
• Dwight Howard, 64, of Bellefontaine, was lodged Aug. 3 in jail on a felony warrant for contempt of court.
Officers received a tip Howard was driving a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart, 2281 S. Main St. He was spotted leaving the lot and stopped in the 1600 block.
The SUV’s owner, Jamie Rogan, was seated in the front passenger seat. A records check revealed there was an active civil protection order prohibiting Howard from having contact with Rogan.
He was charged with a CPO violation, driving under suspension, failure to reinstate his license and no operator’s license.
• Jonathon J. Steadman, 22, of Lima, was charged Aug. 3 with felony failure to comply with an order or signal of a peace officer.
He eluded an officer who tried to stop him for an expired license plate around 12:20 a.m.
Officers knew Steadman works at Domino’s Pizza, 509 S. Main St. Shortly before 8 p.m., his car was found parked behind the business and he was spotted outside.
He quickly returned inside the business when he spotted the officer’s patrol car. He was located in the manager’s office and would not come outside to speak with officers.
Steadman denied he was driving the car as he had to work until 2 a.m. on paperwork. Time sheet information showed he had clocked out at midnight, 20 minutes prior to the pursuit. Surveillance video also showed there were no employees in the business after 12:01 a.m.
He was arrested and lodged in jail.
His car was impounded.