McKenzie P. Egnor, 28, of Lewis Center, was charged with felonious assault, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and domestic violence early Saturday morning.
Her girlfriend, Erin B. Taylor, 29, of 16098 State Route 235, lot 5, Belle Center, also was charged with OVI and domestic violence after the incident. Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office said both women sustained minor injuries in the incident.
Deputies responded about 2:50 a.m. to the area of State Route 235 and Township Road 251 on a report of an intoxicated woman walking along the road and yelling while on the phone.
Upon arrival in the area, deputies observed located debris from a recent crash, including a broken side mirror, in the roadway in front of Tammi’s Mobile Village, 16098 N. S.R. 235, Belle Center. From a witness, deputies were provided with the description of the sport utility vehicle the women had been driving.
Deputies were able to initiate a traffic stop with a vehicle in the area of S.R. 235 and T.R. 251. Taylor was operating the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop, and Egnor was the passenger. However, deputies had observed Egnor previously driving the vehicle while in the mobile home park.
The two women were separated and interviewed by deputies. They both stated that they had been drinking that evening and signs of heavy intoxication were observed.
Egnor reportedly had scratches on her neck, and she told deputies that Taylor had hit her. Egnor eventually admitted that she previously had been driving the SUV and said she accidentally struck Taylor with the vehicle when she stopped to pick her up.
Taylor told deputies that Egnor struck her with the vehicle, but said it was by accident and she did not wish to press charges.
While investigating the scene, deputies also found that the SUV struck an enclosed trailer at lot 7. Photos were taken of the damages.
Both women were administered field sobriety tests. They were placed under arrest and transported to the Logan County Jail.
• Crystal L. Reed, 32, of Fort Wayne, Ind., was charged with child endangering and OVI related to a traffic incident Sunday afternoon.
Deputies on patrol about 2:10 p.m. responded to a reckless vehicle compliant on a southbound vehicle traveling along State Route 117 near the Hardin County line. Deputies located the vehicle turning into the Huntsville Marathon gas station, 6990 Lima St., and stopped for a well-being check.
Upon approaching the vehicle, deputies said Reed’s 7-year-old daughter was sitting in the front passenger seat and was holding an open bottle of alcoholic beverage. Deputies noted that Reed’s shirt had wet marks, consistent with a beverage being spilled on it.
Deputies observed that the defendant showed signs of impairment and she submitted to field sobriety tests. She was placed under arrest and transported to the jail, where she initially was placed in a restraint chair after being combative with deputies and corrections staff.
Logan County Children’s Services representatives responded to the scene to take care of Reed’s child.
Reed also was cited for open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and driving under suspension.
Man charged with domestic violence
Zayne C. Hakes, 22, of 331 Race St., DeGraff, was charged with domestic violence related to an incident early Sunday morning.
Deputies responded about 3 a.m. to the Mary Rutan Hospital emergency room, where Hakes’ girlfriend was being treated for a laceration to her forehead that she said was caused by Hakes.
His girlfriend told deputies that the defendant had been intoxicated and became upset at her after observing that the dogs had made a mess after they arrived home. She said he was screaming at her, and that she sprayed a cleaner in his face. Hakes then allegedly threw a long-handled broom at her, which reportedly struck her in the head and caused the laceration.
Hakes was located at his address. He told deputies that he reacted after being sprayed in the face with the cleaner, and stated he had not meant to injure her. He was placed under arrest and lodged in the jail.