PIQUA — Charges were filed this week after a local man allegedly pointed a gun at a police officer.
Lenvil C. Persinger, 43, of Piqua, was charged with fifth-degree felony aggravated menacing and second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business. He was arraigned Monday in Miami County Municipal Court.
According to Piqua police reports, an officer was responding to a suspicious call on the 1000 block of Park Avenue on Oct. 22, at approximately 4 a.m. A neighbor, reportedly upset with the noise at the residence, went outside and allegedly pointed a gun at the officer.
Persinger was taken into custody and incarcerated at the Miami County Jail. Persinger is continuing to be held at the jail on $2,500 bond.
In other news:
• A 16-year-old male student was charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault after there was report of an assault at the Piqua High School on Oct. 20, at approximately noon.
• Piqua police investigated a fraud complaint at the Baymont Inn and Suites, located on Ash Street, on Oct. 20, after a customer had checked in under a different name. An officer found that the room was paid for fraudulently, according to Piqua police reports.
Michael J. Hall, 31, of Troy, was charged with second-degree felony identity fraud in connection with this incident. Tamara I. Paulus, 31, of Piqua, was also charged with fourth-degree felony in connection with this incident.
• There was a report of drug paraphernalia and a concealed firearm being found in an intoxicated customer’s vehicle at the Sunoco gas station on North County Road 25-A over the weekend.
An employee at Sunoco, located on North County Road 25-A, reported a customer was in the store under the influence on Oct. 20, at approximately 3:45 p.m. An officer arrived, and the male subject was found to be under the influence. A search of vehicle was done, and a handgun and drug paraphernalia were found, according to Piqua police reports.
Landon M. Boggs, 25, of Piqua, was charged with fourth-degree felony having a weapon while under disability, first-degree misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon, and fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned Monday in Miami County Municipal Court.
Boggs was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail after the reported incident and was released after posting surety bond on Tuesday.
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