Police headlines for Feb. 14


A man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly grabbed a woman’s purse and dragged her through a Kroger parking lot, police said.

Just before 3 p.m., the woman reported she was walking back to her car in the parking lot of Kroger, at 1822 South Limestone St., when the suspect came up behind her and grabbed her purse, dragged her across the parking lot and hit her head on a parked car.

The woman screamed for help, according to witnesses, before the purse strap broke.

The man, identified as Robert Goddard, of London, fled behind the store, and as he was attempting to walk back to the front, several people detained him until officers arrived, according to reports.

Goddard was arrested for robbery. The victim declined treatment at the scene. STAFF REPORT


The mother of a toddler who was found on a neighbor’s porch entered a not guilty plea Monday in Clark County Municipal Court.

Billie Ann Eason, 27, of 53 Todd Lee Drive, is charged with child endangerment. Her 2-year-old child was found crying and cold on a neighbor’s porch at 11 p.m. Feb. 9.

Clark County deputies located Eason asleep at her home nearby.

Eason told police the child had a history of unlocking the front door and going outside. Eason further told police that her 9-year-old child awoke during the night and found the door open, closed it and went back to bed.


Stevan A. Mendenhall, 28, of 2018 Kenton St., was jailed on charges of domestic violence and assault Sunday morning after the woman he allegedly hurt received treatment at Springfield Regional Medical Center.


A police report said a snow blower valued at $1,400 was stolen from a garage in the 2600 block of Allen Drive on Saturday afternoon.