Man flees from officers in Jackson, but apprehended
A Jackson man who was wanted on a warrant now faces a new charge after he attempted to flee from local law enforcement officers in Jackson on the night of Monday, May 21. At 9:03 p.m., Jackson Police officers spotted Robert E. Mullins, 48, of 168 E. Main St., Apt. C, Jackson, behind his apartment. Police knew Mullins was wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear and that he had evaded other officers earlier in the week. Officers ordered Mullins to stop, but he fled on foot and both Jackson Police officers and Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputies initiated a search in the downtown area. A deputy located Mullins on Broadway Street and was able to take him to the ground and arrest him. He was arrested on the warrant and was also charged by police with resisting arrest. He was incarcerated in the Jackson County Correctional Facility.
Traffic stop leads to OVI charge in Jackson
A recent early-morning traffic stop in Jackson led to a motorist being charged with two driving offenses. At 12:59 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, Jackson Police officers noticed a vehicle being driven on East Main Street near McDonald's that was weaving and drove onto the curb. A traffic stop was made and the driver was identified as Herman Sunderland III, 47, of Limerick Road, Chillicothe. The odor of alcohol was detected in the vehicle and Sunderland reportedly exhibited slurred speech and poor balance. He admitted to consuming several drinks before driving. Sunderland was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) and failure to control weaving course and was held for six hours in a holding cell at the Jackson Police Station.
Police find loaded drug syringe after traffic stop
At 8:39 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, Jackson Police officers initiated a traffic stop after detecting that a vehicle being driven on Sycamore Street had a loud and leaking exhaust system. The female driver, Melissa Louderback, 37, of State Route 335, Beaver, admitted her driver's license had been suspended and she was arrested after it was determined she was wanted on a warrant from the Pike County Sheriff's Office. After a canine alerted on the vehicle, a loaded syringe was found under the driver's seat, but she initially said it was not hers. However, she later admitted the syringe was loaded with methamphetamine and also admitted she had gone to a "drug house" to buy crystal methamphetamine. Louderback was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and turned over to the custody of the Pike County Sheriff's Office due to the warrant.
JPD charges woman with drug-related offenses
Jackson Police responded at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 to the Jackson County Gear Grinders building on Crossland Street after receiving the report of a suspicious vehicle occupied by suspicious persons. The female occupant in the vehicle was identified as Mandy L. Ervin, 41, of 831 S. Michigan Ave., Wellston. A male was also located hiding under the vehicle. Officers found a plastic container on the ground near the vehicle which contained a syringe and snorting straw. Ervin initially denied ownership, but officers also located one-half of a prescription pill in a container in her purse. Ervin then admitted ownership to the drug-related items and stated she had been smoking methamphetamine and was a recovering addict. She was charged with possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia. The male was not charged.
Driver, vehicle owner both cited after traffic stop
Both the driver and the vehicle owner were cited by Jackson Police after it was determined the driver was driving with a suspended driver's license. At 11:14 p.m. on Monday, May 14, Jackson Police officers were on patrol on Anderson Drive when they detected a vehicle being driven by Franklin Stewart, Jr., 25, of 109 Anderson Drive, Jackson, who they believe - and it was confirmed - was driving in spite of his driver's license being suspended. It was later determined that the vehicle owner, Nick Stewart, 20, of Lucasville, had permitted him to drive his vehicle. Franklin Stewart, Jr. was charged with driving under suspension and Nick Stewart with wrongful entrustment of a motor vehicle. After a police canine alerted on the vehicle, a search was conducted. Officers found in excess of $3,000 in cash in a backpack as well as some other cash which police said included some counterfeit $100 bills. No charges were immediately filed and the matter was turned over to the city prosecutor for review.
Man charged with resisting arrest, intoxication
A Jackson man faces two charges as the result of a recent late-night incident on a Jackson residential street. At 10:11 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, Jackson Police were notified that a man who was walking on the sidewalk across Portsmouth Street from the police station was staggering and appeared to be in an impaired condition. Officers found the suspect walking nearby on Sycamore Street and he was later identified as David M. Ramby, 40, of 25 West St., Jackson. Police said he initially ignored officers when told to stop and after it was determined he was intoxicated, was non-compliant when officers attempted to arrest him and when he was placed in a cruiser. At one point, he allegedly flailed his arms and was taken to the ground. However, he later apologized for his behavior. Ramby was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct by intoxication.
Woman charged after allegedly making up assault story
A Meigs County woman was charged by Jackson Police after she allegedly fabricated a story about being the victim of an assault. According to Jackson Police, Dawn Crabtree, 53, of Middleport, at 4:09 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, alleged that a man she named choked her and put his hands down her pants. She said she was able to get away after elbowing him in the groin area. Officers noticed there were no red marks on her neck or any other physical signs that an attack had taken place. Upon further questioning, she admitted she made up the story because she had been "ripped off" in a drug deal. She was cited for falsification and arrested on a warrant issued by the Wellston Police Department.