Springfield couple indicted on charges of running over woman’s leg after robbery


Two people accused of running over a woman’s leg with a car were indicted this week.

Melinda Strugill, 37, and Jaryld Portis, 46, were both indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on a charge of aggravated robbery.

According to a police report, officers were called to a home on Augusta Street on Thursday, March 29, to investigate an assault complaint. The victim claimed she had called Sturgill earlier that evening to give her a ride to her grandfather’s house. While en route, Sturgill went to pick a man up, the report says.

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Later that evening, the male passenger reportedly suggested driving behind the Save-A-Lot at 2105 E. Main St. When Sturgill parked there, the victim said the male passenger exited the car and opened the passenger side door to confront her. He then allegedly reached inside her shirt to search for money and drugs, according to the report.

The victim said the man dragged her out of the car and punched her, breaking one of her teeth, before stealing money out of her pants pocket.

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The man then allegedly told Sturgill to drive away as he got back in the vehicle. Sturgill allegedly ran over the woman’s leg in the process, the report says.

Others indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court were:

Gabrielle Legge, 23: tampering with evidence.

Shawn Patrick Vollmer Jr., 25, 1730 Rutland Ave, in Springfield: operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Andre Piersoll, 36: aggravated burglary, domestic violence.

William Portis III, 18, 1643 Wendy Sue Drive in Huber Heights: having weapons under disability, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapon, possession of cocaine.

Deric Untra L Hunt, 19, 245 E. Brent Drive/Apt D in Springfield: improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle.

Asonte Clay, 19, 2916 Ravenwood Ct. in Columbus: improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle.

Vincent Phelps, 26, 5800 St Rt 245 in North Lewisburg: forgery and receiving stolen property.

Matthew Austin, 36, 1164 Delta Road in Springfield: carrying concealed weapon and improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle.

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Robert Wells Jr, 48, 39 W Clark Street in Springfield: aggravated burglary and domestic violence.

Brandon Dunlap Sr, 27: breaking and entering.

Timothy Picklesimon, 32, 4022 Lower Valley Pike in Springfield: domestic violence.

Boston Ray Beavers, 31, 1813 Mound St. in Springfield: trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, aggravated possession of drugs.

Paul Perez, 54, 236 S Greenmount in Springfield: two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Jason Caroppoli, 34, 417 E Grand Ave. in Springfield: receiving stone property.

Rodney Allen Trent, 43, 360 Stanton Ave. in Springfield: failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine and tampering with evidence

Che’ Coleman, 22, 304 W Liberty St. in Springfield: trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, aggravated trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs and aggravated possession of drugs

Madison Burkett, 27, 116 Harrison St. in Donnelsville: assault

Anthony D Sowder, 35: trespass in a habitation when a person is present or likely to be present

Zachary Poland, 36, trespass in a habitation when a person is present or likely to be present



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