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Police Blotter: Man swings sticks at deputies; man throws rocks at cars

Swing a Big Stick

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a trespassing complaint at Scatter Ridge. When deputies arrived, they searched the area and located a man matching the suspect description walking in Strouds Run Park.

The man was carrying two large sticks which he began to swing when he saw the deputy. He also began shouting threats at the deputy. 

The deputy gave multiple verbal commands which the man refused to follow, resulting in him being tased and arrested. The man was then taken to Southeast Ohio Regional Jail and charged with one count of criminal damaging and one count of persistent disorderly conduct.

Throwing Rocks

Deputies responded to State Route 682 in The Plains, in regards to a report of a man throwing rocks at passing cars, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the man, who said he was upset about having recently been evicted from his home. 

Deputies were able to help calm the man and took him to a friend's house.

Just Chatting

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a man reportedly screaming at Connett Road, in The Plains. When deputies arrived, the man told them he had only been talking loudly to a passing friend. 

Deputies returned to patrol.

Bird’s Nest

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of an individual banging on the caller’s door at Hartman Road, in The Plains.

When deputies arrived, they did not find the individual but did find a bird’s nest with eggs in it on the caller’s porch.

Just Mushroom Hunting

Deputies responded to a suspicious persons report on State Route 278, in Nelsonville, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. The caller told deputies a man was wandering around the woods behind his business repeatedly removing and replacing his shirt. 

When deputies arrived, they spoke with the man, who said he was out hunting for mushrooms. The man did not display any signs of mental illness or criminal activity, so no further action was taken and deputies returned to patrol.

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