Missed a few stories this week? Here are four crime stories reported on by the Springfield News-Sun.
Man arrested for traffic warrants allegedly has drugs fall out of clothes
A Springfield man who was originally arrested for outstanding traffic warrants allegedly had drugs fall out of his clothing as he was booked into the Clark County Jail.
Christian Dearmond, 24, was arrested in November and police allegedly found a scale, cash and marijuana in a car in which he was a passenger. After being brought to the Clark County Jail, police conducted a body search, and allegedly two baggies containing drugs fell from Dearmond’s pant legs. Another baggie with pills allegedly also fell out out of Dearmond’s sock.
Logan County superintendent in child sex case sues
Patrick O’Donnell, the former superintendent for Indian Lake Schools who was fired after being indicted on charges including rape of a child under 13 and sexual battery, has sued the school district to get his job back.
In a lawsuit filed Nov. 29 in the Logan County Common Pleas Court, O’Donnell alleges the Indian Lake Board of Education unfairly fired him, citing a state referee recommended his criminal case be decided before a decision was made regarding his job. He is seeking to have his job reinstated, as well as lost wages and benefits, and to have the charges and records of the hearing expunged from the board’s minutes.
The school board contends it had the right to remove O’Donnell, citing loss of public trust among its reasons for the firing.
Several businesses robbed on Springfield’s west side
Five businesses were broken into late Thursday night and into Friday morning, according to reports from the Springfield Police Division.
Two hair salons, an automotive business, a drive-thru and a pub were hit during the period, police said. Bricks and rocks found at the scenes were allegedly used to break doors and windows to get into the locations. Another business close to the ones robbed was also broken into early Wednesday morning, according to an account from the store owner.
Police are still investigating the robberies and encourage anyone with any information to call police at (937) 324-7680 or submit an anonymous tip through their website.
Employees found with hands bound at Springfield pharmacy robbery
Employees of a Springfield pharmacy were found locked in a bathroom with their hands tied behind their back after two men allegedly robbed the location.
Tyrez L. Boyd, 24, of Indianapolis, has been charged with seven counts of abduction, one count of armed robbery with a deadly weapon and two counts of obstructing official business in relation to the crime. According to police reports, Boyd and another unknown man allegedly broke into the Harding Road Pharmacy last Tuesday and took several bottles of medication from the business while looking for Oxycontin. The affidavit states the responding officer found the employees in the bathroom after responding to a 9-1-1 call and chasing the suspects.
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