A Marysville man could be facing more than three years in prison after allegedly attacking a woman and then turning on a police officer who came to help.
The Union County Grand Jury has indicted Bryan Baker, 36, of 136 Northcrest Drive. Baker is charged with one count each of assault, domestic violence and resisting arrest.
According to court documents, about 1:36 a.m., July 4, police were called about a domestic violence situation. The caller told police she saw Baker and the victim at a local bar. The caller said Baker pulled the victim’s hair so hard, it pulled her to the ground. The caller also said Baker slapped the woman in the face.
Police went to a home on Hemlock Drive, where they saw Baker in an SUV. When he saw the police, he allegedly accelerated. The officer was eventually able to trap Baker’s vehicle in a dead end street.
According to court documents, Baker “aggressively exited” his vehicle and charged the officer while yelling obscenities. Officer Mark Sullivan ordered the man to stop and show his hands, but the Baker allegedly refused.
“Because of this aggressive behavior, the officer felt his safety was at risk and deployed his TASER,” according to court documents.
Baker went to the ground, but he allegedly didn’t stay there despite repeated warnings from the officer.
Sullivan used his TASER a second time, though this time it did not stop Baker.
“The defendant got back to his feet and charged the officer and attempted to strike him in the face,” according to court documents.
Baker allegedly missed and allegedly hit the officer in the shoulder.
Sullivan was able to wrestle Baker to the ground and hold him there until backup arrived. During the scuffle, Sullivan received minor injuries to various spots on his arm, according to court documents.
Baker was arrested, but when police met with the victim, “she was petrified to make any statement to law enforcement due to repercussions from the defendant,” according to police.
The officer noted the victim was injured and the injuries were consistent with the phone report.
Baker is currently being held in the Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsburg. His bond has been set at $150,000.
A first offense of domestic violence is typically charged as a misdemeanor. After a conviction, however, future allegations are charged as felonies. Baker was convicted of a domestic violence related offense in Florida in 2004.
If convicted on all charges, Baker could face as many as three and a half years in prison.
Also indicted was:
– Orion Lee Devoe Lester, 20 of 1604 Parkplace Dr., Westerville. Lester is charged with one count each of trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine and aggravated possession of drugs.
On April 26, Lester was stopped on U.S. 33. Law enforcement officials found more than 10 grams of cocaine in his vehicle. According to court documents, investigators believe he was preparing the drugs for distribution and sale. Additionally, investigators found other drugs in Lester’s possession at the time of his arrest.
If convicted on all charges, Lester could face as many as 11 years in prison.
– Idris Gaither, 41, of 317 ½ Glessner Ave., Mansfield. Gaither is charged with one count each of possession of heroin and aggravated possession of drugs. The charges stem from a June 10 arrest when she was found with heroin and fentanyl. If convicted, Gaither could face as many as 24 months in prison.
– Danielle Seibert, 27, of 1187 Nutmeg Dr., Marysville. Seibert is charged with two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drugs. Seibert was arrested April 11 with oxycodone and diazepam. If convicted on all counts, Seibert could face as many as 30 months in prison.
– Seth R. Donohoe, 21, of 8377 Urbana Woodstock Pike, Woodstock. He is charged with one count of aggravated possession of drugs, stemming from an April 28 arrest with the ADHD drug, Vyvanse. If convicted, Donohoe could face as many as 12 months in prison.
– Jeremie Scott Robinson, 31, of 700 Village Drive, Columbus. Robinson is charged with one count of possession of cocaine stemming from an arrest Feb. 4. If convicted, Robinson could face as many as 12 months in prison.
– Jessica P. Wilt, 28, of 7480 Garden View, Dublin. Wilt is charged with one count of aggravated possession of drugs. The charges stem from an arrest May 5. If convicted, Wilt could face as many as 12 months in prison.
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