Bellefontaine teen arrested for persistent disorderly conduct


A Bellefontaine teen was arrested for persistent disorderly conduct late Wednesday morning.

Bellefontaine Police were on patrol in the area of East Sandusky Avenue and North Main Street when they observed two females engaged in a physical altercation.

Officers yelled out their window for them to stop, but they continued fighting.

Authorities witnessed Siera Matthews, 19, strike the victim in the face with a closed fist.

The victim was telling Matthews to stop and to get off her several times.

Officers pulled Matthews off of the victim, placed her on the ground, and detained her.

The victim explained Matthews started the fight over a cup of soda that spilled in her vehicle.

The victim said she and her boyfriend exited the vehicle and began to walk away. Matthews then left the car in the middle of the street with the door open and ran over to the victim and began assaulting her.

A witness confirmed the victim’s story, telling officers Matthews was the one who started the fight.

The victim did not want to press charges.

Matthews also admitted to authorities the fight occurred because of a spilled drink.

She was placed under arrest and lodged in the Logan County Jail.