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Dollar store robbed at gunpoint

A man with a gun reportedly robbed the Dollar General store at 1147 Sunset Ave. Thursday morning.

According to a Springfield police report, the man entered the store about 9:20 a.m. and selected a soda from the beverage cooler. He then went to the cashier, pulled out a handgun and demanded money.

He grabbed the bag the cashier put the undisclosed amount of cash in and fled. Officers were unable to locate a suspect in the area.

The man was described at 5-foot 2-inches, 150 pounds, wearing a white hat, gray shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. STAFF REPORT

Man charged in indecency case

A Springfield man reportedly exposed himself to a female resident of the 10 block of East Cassilly Street Wednesday afternoon and was charged with public indecency.

John W. Smith Jr., 20, of 20 E. Cassilly St., reportedly went to the 34-year-old woman’s home about 2:40 p.m. and asked for some milk. The woman went to get the milk and when she turned around, Smith reportedly had his privates out, according to a Springfield police report. STAFF REPORT

Man charged with assault

Paul E. Cogdill, 35, of London, Ohio, was ordered into court on an assault charge Wednesday night.

According to a Springfield police report, Cogdill punched a 21-year-old Springfield man in the face several times, causing injury, about 9:20 p.m. in the 300 block of South Fostoria Avenue. STAFF REPORT

Police: Man threatened 2, fired gun

A Springfield man was charged with aggravated menacing and obstructing justice Wednesday and in placed in Clark County Jail after firing a gun toward two men, according to Springfield police.

Jeffrey A. Carter, 29, of 740 Grant St., invited two men into his home about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and, when they reached the top of a staircase, he pulled out a rifle and accused the men of stealing a tablet computer from him, according to the report.

One victim alleged he pointed the gun at them and threatened to kill them, then fired a shot into a wall and three into the floor near where they were standing.

During a consent to search the home from a woman who lives there, Carter reportedly attempted to close a door on officers.

Police then obtained a search warrant for Carter’s home and found bullet holes, a spent shell casing and a spent bullet fragment embedded in a kitchen counter, which were collected as evidence. A rifle scope was also collected. STAFF REPORT

Man jailed on domestic charge

Joel E. Gilbreath, 52, of 1945 Primm Drive, Apt. C., was placed in Clark County Jail on a felony domestic violence charge Thursday night.

According to a Springfield police report, Gilbreath threw a beer can at a 37-year-old woman he knows, striking her in the head, and punched her in the face. She was treated at the scene by medics.

The felony charge stems from a prior domestic violence conviction from 2007, according to the report. STAFF REPORT

Man charged in domestic assault

Rick R. Delawder, 40, of 10744 Haddix Road, Mad River Twp., was placed in Clark County Jail on charges of domestic violence Thursday.

According to a Clark County sheriff’s report, deputies responded to his home about 1:30 a.m. Thursday take a report about Delawder allegedly striking a 40-year-old woman he knows multiple times in the arm on Aug. 8, leaving a bruise.

The woman went inside the home to advise Delawder that deputies were outside and wanted to speak with him. She came back outside shortly thereafter and said he’d just struck her on the face, causing a red hand print. STAFF REPORT

Man accused of domestic violence

A Springfield Twp. man accused by a 28-year-old woman he knows of hitting her in the head early Thursday morning was placed in Clark County Jail on charges of domestic violence and assault.

According to a Clark County sheriff’s report, the woman signed a probable cause statement that Brett M. Beamish, 20, of 2674 May St., hit her. She did not have visible injuries, according to deputies.

He was taken into custody without incident. STAFF REPORT

Thefts

• Tablet and laptop computers and a television, valued at more than $1,220, were reported stolen between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 7:20 a.m. Thursday during a home burglary in the 600 block of Santa Monica Drive, Springfield.

• Car stereo, valued at $600, was reported stolen between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday during a vehicle break-in in the 1500 block of Kenton Street, Springfield.

• Copper plumbing, valued at $1,400, was reported stolen between Aug. 10 and 11 during a break-in at a vacant property in the 2600 block of Zimmerman Street, Springfield.

• Cigarettes, valued at $500, were reported stolen about 5:15 a.m. Thursday during a break-in at Valero, 1242 St. Paris Road, Springfield. A car was reportedly used to break the front doors open.

• A television, valued at $1,300, was reported stolen between 6 p.m. Monday and 11:30 p.m. Tuesday during a home burglary in the 700 block of West North Street, Springfield. STAFF REPORTS


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