The following reports were taken from the Jackson Police Department logs.

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Jackson man cited for DUS following traffic stop

According to reports from the Jackson Police Department, a Jackson man was recently cited for driving under suspension (unspecified misdemeanor) and fictitious license plates (fourth-degree misdemeanor) following a traffic stop. The report states that on Monday, July 20 at approximately 2:47 a.m., officers witnessed a vehicle traveling on High Street without any taillights after dark. Upon running the vehicle’s license plate information, officers discovered that information did not match the vehicle in question and also found that the plate expired in June. The driver, Mark Wayne Garvey, age 56, of West Street, Jackson, was found to have a suspended driving status, of which he admitted to being aware. He also told officers that he had just purchased the vehicle from an individual and had not yet obtained proper license plates. Garvey was given a copy of his citations and his vehicle was impounded.

Drug-related charges issued to Hamden man

The Jackson Police Department has reported that a Hamden man was recently cited for drug-related charges following an incident at Handy Mart on South David Avenue. The report states that on Monday, July 20 at approximately 9:28 p.m., officers were patrolling the area around Handy Mart as a high volume of bike thefts had been reported in that area in recent weeks. Two males were spotted walking in the area, one with a shirt wrapped around his face. A third male was also following close by on a bike and had a bandana covering his face. The officers reportedly witnessed the males enter Handy Mart. Soon after, the male with a shirt over his face exited the store and looked at the officers who were parked in a nearby alley. The male then allegedly began texting on his phone, looking in the store’s window “shaking his head no,” and even opened the store’s door yelling to the other two males inside. Officers state in the report that this led them to believe the male was acting as a lookout while the other two men were shoplifting. The male outside Handy Mart then reportedly began to walk away, cutting through a yard at 48 S. David Ave. while officers followed. The male allegedly ran up to the cruiser demanding to know why he was being “harassed” by the police. Officers informed the male, identified as Anthony Wayne Cruse, 26, of Beckner Drive, Hamden, of the activity they had just witnessed as well as the aforementioned bike thefts in the area. Cruse’s behavior was described as “erratic” and officers state he appeared to be under the influence of drugs, though he denied using drugs. Cruse was also found to have a warrant through the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office. When asked if he had anything illegal on his person, Cruse eventually pulled a used syringe from his pants pocket. He was placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication (minor misdemeanor) and possessing drug abuse instruments (second-degree misdemeanor). Cruse was held for six hours and released with a court date.

Scuffle with police ends in criminal charges for Jackson man

Reports from the Jackson Police Department state officers were recently involved in a physical altercation with a Jackson man; an incident that ended with the use of a Taser and the issuance of criminal charges. The report states that on Sunday, July 19 at approximately 9:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 141 Florence Ave. in reference to a shirtless male subject running in and out of traffic. The caller stated a vehicle had actually nearly struck the man. Upon arrival to the area, officers spotted a man matching the description that was said to have been “screaming at the top of his lungs,” covered in sweat and breathing hard. The man also reportedly ran from officers as they approached. The man’s girlfriend advised officers he is diabetic and that he was experiencing a medical emergency, at which time an ambulance was requested at the scene. The report states officers tried on several occasions to explain to the man, later identified as Michael Lee Allen, 51, of Florence Avenue, that they were there to help him and that an ambulance was on the way. Fearful that Allen was a danger to himself and others, officers decided to restrain him, which led to a lengthy scuffle. Officers were forced to utilize a Taser on Allen before he could be handcuffed. After paramedics were able to check Allen’s blood sugar levels, it was determined the number was slightly elevated, but was not conducive to a medical emergency. Allen later admitted to officers he had consumed MDMA or “molly” and methamphetamine. He was transported to Holzer Medical Center-Jackson for treatment and was charged with obstructing official business and resisting arrest, both second-degree misdemeanors.

Jackson woman cited following traffic accident

According to reports from the Jackson Police Department, a Jackson woman was recently charged with a minor misdemeanor after a one-vehicle crash. The report states that on Saturday, July 18 at approximately 8:06 p.m., officers were dispatched to a crash in the area of Water and Broadway streets. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Jessica K. Duncan, 42, of Hunt Street, Jackson, who was attempting to get the car to start. Duncan explained to officers that she had been driving when she took her eyes off the road to look down at her food, which caused her vehicle to veer off the right side of the roadway and strike a pole head on. She was cited for failure to control and her vehicle was towed from the scene at her request.

Drug-related charges issued to Jackson man following incident at Laundromat

The Jackson Police Department (JPD) has reported that a Jackson man was recently cited following an incident at the Quick Clean Laundromat on Morton Street. The report states that on Friday, July 17 at approximately 10:47 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Laundromat in reference to a male in a blue shirt allegedly shooting up with a syringe. Upon arrival, officers witnessed a male in a blue shirt exit the building and initiated a conversation with him. The man was identified as David Michael Mullins, 34, of Jisco West Road, Jackson, and upon being questioned, told officers he had a syringe in his backpack. He was taken into custody on charges of disorderly conduct by intoxication (minor misdemeanor) and possessing drug abuse instruments (second-degree misdemeanor). At the JPD station, officers noticed Mullins had a FedEx bag containing other people’s mail. He told officers he would take the mail of others “if it looks interesting.” The report states a follow-up investigation would be conducted regarding this matter.

Jackson man charged for driving with a suspended status

Reports from the Jackson Police Department state a Jackson man was recently issued a citation after he was caught operating a vehicle with a suspended driving status. The report states that on Tuesday, July 14 at approximately 1:54 a.m., officers witnessed a vehicle stopped on Crossin Street with the passenger door open next to a work truck that was parked off the side of the road. When the officer turned around to get behind the vehicle, the driver allegedly started to drive away and made a right-hand turn onto Mill Street without using a turn signal. After initiating a traffic stop, officers made contact with the driver, Jerico Wayne Garvey, 27, of West Street, Jackson, who had a suspended driving status. Also in the vehicle were a female and two children. Garvey told officers he had pulled over in an attempt to locate a cell phone that had been dropped on the floor of the vehicle. He was issued a citation for driving under a 12-point suspension (first-degree misdemeanor).

Charge of disturbing the peace issued to young Jackson man

Officers with the Jackson Police Department have reported that a young man was recently issued a minor misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace. The report states that on Monday, July 13 at approximately 10:04 p.m., a male subject was seen in the Jackson Square parking lot with a baseball bat and was allegedly hitting items toward parked vehicles and businesses while screaming. The young man was identified as Johnathan Michael Campbell, 18, of State Route 776, Jackson, and was issued a summons.

Alleged overdose incident results in criminal charges

According to reports from the Jackson Police Department (JPD), a Jackson woman was recently issued criminal charges after she allegedly overdosed on heroin. The report states that on Monday, July 13 at approximately 1:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to 204 N. High St. in reference to an individual that had overdosed and was not breathing. Upon arrival, officers were told the female in question was in the back bedroom of the home. A male was said to have been administering CPR to the female, later identified as Shandi Renee Cooper, 35, of Cambrian Avenue, Jackson. Officers state Cooper had a very weak pulse and they decided to administer four milligrams of Narcan into her right nostril. After a subsequent sternum rub did not result in any sort of reaction, a second four-milligram dose was administered, this time in Cooper’s left nostril. A second sternum rub caused Cooper to awake, at which time officers rolled her onto her side as she began to vomit. At that time, Jackson County Emergency Medical Services (JCEMS) personnel arrived. The report states officers located four used syringes (one partially loaded) on the stand next to Cooper. Also located were a burnt pop can with heroin residue and a bottle cap containing “shoot water.” Two glass methamphetamine pipes were also located in Cooper’s bag. After admitting to having taken heroin, Cooper was transported to Holzer Medical Center-Jackson, where she was later given copies of charges for possessing drug abuse instruments (second-degree misdemeanor) and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (fourth-degree misdemeanor). When officers returned to the JPD station, they were said to have encountered a “frightened female” waiting in the lobby. She told officers she had met a man on Facebook, who took her to the 204 N. High St. residence. While there, she reportedly witnessed Cooper and three others “shooting heroin.” The female stated she was “very uncomfortable” and was texting friends to get her out of the house. When Cooper overdosed, Elliott ran out of the house and went to the JPD station.

Jackson woman cited for disorderly conduct by intoxication

The Jackson Police Department (JPD) has reported that a Jackson woman was recently cited for a minor-misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct by intoxication following an incident at a local bar. The report states that on Sunday, July 12 at approximately 12:33 a.m., patrolling officers witnessed an intoxicated female drinking from an open beer bottle behind the Corner Pub on Pearl Street. Officers reportedly asked the female, later identified as Crystal Faye Eisnaugle, 32, of Green Meadow Drive, Jackson, to pour out the beer as she could not possess the open container in public. Eisnaugle then allegedly smashed the beer bottle in the parking lot, at which time she was placed under arrest. She was transported to the JPD station where she was held for six hours and released with a court date.

Slew of charges issued to Jackson woman following alleged drug-fueled fight

Reports from the Jackson Police Department (JPD) state a Jackson woman was recently the recipient of several criminal charges following a physical altercation with another female that also allegedly involved drug use. The report states that on Saturday, July 11 at approximately 9:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Apple Hill Apartment complex at Orchard Lane in reference to a fight. Upon arrival, officers witnessed a female that had been involved in the fight begin to quickly walk away, ignoring orders to stop. The female then reportedly went into an apartment, slamming the door in the officers’ faces and locking it behind her. When she finally did open the door, Angie Lynn Brown, 38, of Orchard Lane, Jackson, was placed under arrest for obstructing official business (second-degree misdemeanor). In speaking with the victim, Erika L. Keaton, 47, of West Main Street, Jackson, officers were told that Keaton, the manager of the apartment complex, had received several calls about Brown’s behavior. When Keaton went to the complex and discovered Brown had been using drugs, she called the police. It was at that time that Brown allegedly began assaulting Keaton, reportedly punching her in the face numerous times, pulling her hair, and biting her breast and arm. Officers stated Brown appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine or bath salts. After Brown was transported to the JPD station, she reportedly refused to follow orders and had to forcibly be placed into a holding cell, all the while kicking the door and yelling obscenities at the officers. Brown was held at the station until she was sober. In addition to the aforementioned charge, Brown was likewise cited for assault (first-degree misdemeanor), disorderly conduct by intoxication (minor misdemeanor) and resisting arrest (second-degree misdemeanor).

Jackson man issued two charges after allegedly failing to stop after an accident

Officers with the Jackson Police Department (JPD) have reported that a Jackson man was recently issued two charges after he failed to stop following an alleged motor vehicle accident. The report states that on Friday, July 10 at approximately 11:38 p.m., the JPD received numerous calls regarding a reckless driver. The first caller stated a white car with a black top had struck the apartment complex located at 16 State St., Jackson. That caller said the car struck the side of the building, the shrubs and the front porch before fleeing the scene on State Street toward Beaver Pike. A second caller stated a white Chevrolet Camaro almost struck his wife’s vehicle on State Street. Officers responded to 16 State St. to assess damages, and to speak with residents and the complex’s owners. The following day, Saturday, July 11 at approximately 8:29 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle matching the description of the Camaro that had damage to its front and side. The driver was identified as the vehicle’s owner, Mitchell Shane Meredith, 48, of Whaleytown Road, Jackson. Meredith did admit to hitting the apartment complex and fleeing the scene, telling officers he was having a “very bad week.” He also stated he had been driving too quickly and lost control of his vehicle. Meredith was cited for leaving the scene of an accident while causing damage to realty (fourth-degree misdemeanor) and failure to control (minor misdemeanor).

Dog-related issue involving neighbors results in citation

According to reports from the Jackson Police Department, a recent dog-related dispute between two neighbors resulted in the issuance of a citation. The report states that on Friday, July 10, at approximately 7:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to 45 W. Main St. for a neighbor complaint. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the caller, Erika Keaton, who stated she was tired of her neighbor’s dog “running loose and pooping in her yard.” She went on to say that while she was walking her dog to the mailbox, the female neighbor started “cussing and yelling at her,” at which time Keaton told the neighbor to keep her dog out of her yard. When the neighbor continued to yell at her, Keaton contacted the police. Officers then made contact with the neighbor, Shana Renae Gilliland, 32, of W. Main Street, who admitted that her dog does often get loose and run into Keaton’s yard. She said her children often open the door and let the dog out without her knowledge. Gilliland also told officers she did not want to secure the door because she wanted her children, one of which is two years old, to “be able to go outside whenever they wanted.” She was issued a citation for dog running at-large (minor misdemeanor) and agreed to retrieve the feces her dog had left in Keaton’s yard.

Ray woman, Oak Hill man facing possible felony-level offenses

The Jackson Police Department (JPD) has reported that two felony-level charges apiece were recently submitted to the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney against a Ray woman and an Oak Hill man following an incident involving fictitious license plates and methamphetamine. The report states that on Monday, July 6 at approximately 9:09 p.m., officers witnessed a vehicle (a blue Dodge Caravan) matching the description of a stolen vehicle that had been discovered earlier that day in Jackson’s Walmart parking lot. Officers pulled behind the vehicle and ran the license-plate information, which returned as stolen from the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. The vehicle’s driver, Amy L. Blackburn, 40, of Sour Run Road, Ray, and its passenger, Marlin Dale Kelley, 34, of State Route 93, Oak Hill, were both detained. Both admitted to knowing that the license plates were stolen and likewise admitted to having been at Walmart earlier in the day, when a separate call came into JPD regarding not only the stolen plates, but also alleged a male in a van was throwing out a container with bulk amounts of methamphetamine inside. Officers informed Blackburn and Kelley that the container of meth had been recovered by law enforcement and asked if any other illegal items were in the vehicle. Blackburn stated more meth was in the vehicle’s center console, which is where a small container with roughly three grams of meth was later found. Also located in the vehicle were two snorting tubes, a set of digital scales and a bundle of small plastic baggies. Kelley and Blackburn told officers the meth was for their personal use. The vehicle was placed in impound and the two subjects were taken to the JPD station for further processing. In a recorded interview, Blackburn told officers the van was a rental car from Enterprise and that she was roughly two weeks behind on returning it. She said she did not have the money to pay for the van, so she drove it with tags stolen from another blue van, which she said Kelley had taken from a vehicle at the airport. Blackburn added that she and Kelley were living out of the van at times, as the two are homeless. Kelley admitted to stealing the license plates from a blue van parked at an airport in Columbus on July 3 and stated the meth was for his and Blackburn’s personal use. Regarding his presence at Walmart earlier in the day, Kelley told officers he had driven Blackburn and another male named William Glass to the store and that Glass had accidentally dropped the container of meth out of the vehicle. Both Blackburn and Kelley were released without charges, though charges of receiving stolen property and possession of drugs schedule I or II, both fifth-degree felonies, were sent to Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Justin Lovett’s office against the duo for consideration by the Grand Jury. The van was returned to Enterprise and the owner of the stolen license plates, Timothy Alan Lane, 53, of W. Darby Rd., Marysville, was contacted as well.

Wellston man arrested following early morning episode

According to reports from the Jackson Police Department (JPD), a Wellston man was recently taken into custody after he allegedly took an unwelcomed swim and became combative with officers. The report states that on Tuesday, July 7 at approximately 5:22 a.m., an officer was dispatched to 220 Bridge St. in reference to a caller stating a naked male subject was swimming in her pool. The caller said the male was yelling and swimming in her backyard and refused to leave. The caller advised the man did finally leave and was headed up the alley towards the Filling Station. Patrolling that area, the officer spotted a male with no shirt and his shorts part of the way down, with no underwear. The officer recognized the man as Joshua Levi Ewing, 32, of Grady Lane, Wellston, from past encounters, and described him as being very angry and “speaking about things that didn’t make sense.” After being told to turn around and place his hands behind his back, Ewing allegedly responded with a profanity-laced declaration. Ewing was then held at Taser point for close to 10 minutes before a Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy arrived on scene to provide backup. Ewing reportedly told officers he felt like he was on fire and that he trying to put the fire out. He was eventually cuffed and taken to the JPD station where he continued to be combative until an officer explained to him that he had “taken a bad dose of drugs” and needed to calm down, at which time he became compliant. Ewing was cited for disorderly conduct by intoxication (minor misdemeanor), obstructing official business (second-degree misdemeanor) and resisting arrest (second-degree misdemeanor).

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