Bellefontaine man arrested for multiple charges after assaulting parent


Deputies from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a home on Township Road 56 outside of  Huntsville in reference to a domestic situation Wednesday afternoon.

Dispatch advised deputies that a mother had called 911 and said that her son, Tyler Sullivan, 33, had assaulted his father.

Upon arrival, the mother was found upset and in distress. She told officials that Sullivan had taken her phone and smashed it while she was on the line with dispatch.

Sullivan was found in his bedroom with a large duffle bag on his back. He refused to exit the room and resisted arrest. He was eventually placed into handcuffs and escorted to a cruiser, where he struck his head on the vehicle multiple times.

He was then transported to the Logan County Jail.

The mother said she and Sullivan had been arguing most of the day and that he had made several threats, including that he would burn the house down.

When the father came home later in the afternoon, Sullivan became belligerent and accused him of stealing his drugs. Sullivan told the father if he called the police, he would stab him to death. A physical struggle then ensued and Sullivan knocked his father to the floor.

A small vial containing a blue powdery substance (believed to be Fentanyl), multiple other drug contraband items, and paraphernalia were located in Sullivan’s duffle bag.

He was lodged for disrupting public services, two counts of domestic violence, resisting arrest, two counts of criminal damaging, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers from the Washington Township Police Department assisted at the scene.