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Boy, 4, rides in street alone

A woman was arrested Thursday evening after a 4-year-old boy was found riding his bicycle by himself on Ohio 235 in Bethel Twp.

Clark County deputies responded to calls from neighbors near 235 and Gerlaugh Road at just before 7 p.m.

They located the boy riding his bicycle alone in the roadway.

Contact was made with Heather Preston, 37, of 8850 S. Dayton-Lakeview Road, who said she had not realized that her son was missing until deputies called.

Preston was arrested on one count of child endangering and transported to the Clark County Jail. STAFF REPORT

Driver clocked at 92 mph

A driver going 92 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone failed to yield to a Clark County sheriff’s deputy who was attempting a stop, according to a press release.

The Clark County deputy activated his lights and the driver, Jasper C. Amadi, 35, of 730 Knickerbocker Ave., Springfield, slowed to 70 mph but didn’t stop.

Amadi eventually stopped at Liberty and North Chillicothe streets in South Charleston. He was booked into the Clark County Jail on multiple traffic charges.

He told investigators he didn’t realize the deputy was trying to pull him over. STAFF REPORT

Man jailed on domestic charge

Demetrius D. Carter, 19, of 759 Sherman Ave., was placed in Clark County Jail on a felony domestic violence charge Wednesday.

A 19-year-old woman who said she is pregnant alleged to Springfield police he grabbed her neck, punched her several times in the head and face, hit her in the leg with an aerosol can he threw, and wouldn’t let her out a bathroom to where she’d fled.

The alleged assault occurred about 3:30 p.m. at his home. She had visible injuries, according to officers. STAFF REPORT

Man reports robbery at gunpoint

A 34-year-old Springfield man told police he’d just left an area bar and was walking to his vehicle in the area of East and Summer streets when two men, one with a gun, approached him.

He tried to run, but tripped and fell, he said. The man with the gun allegedly put the gun to his chest and demanded the victim give him all his money.

The two men fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. STAFF REPORT

Thefts

• A wallet containing various cards and cash, valued at more than $550, was reported stolen between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday from a home in the 1500 block of Columbus Avenue.

• A television, laptop, tool box containing tools and a cell phone, valued at $2,030, was reported stolen during a home burglary in the 800 block of East Columbia Street. STAFF REPORTS


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