Bellefontaine teen cited for speed and reckless operation after going 88 MPH


Dispatch from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office received a reckless operation complaint Tuesday evening around 7:45. The caller advised a silver Honda was driving all over the road and the occupants appeared to be older kids with liquor bottles. The vehicle was traveling behind her. When dispatched to the area, the vehicle was not located at that time.

Around 8:25 pm, deputies were then dispatched to the Village of Belle Center in reference to another complaint concerning this same vehicle. The caller advised that the vehicle, a silver Honda with front bumper damage, attempted to park in her yard on North State Street. When she told them to leave, they threw alcohol at her and left toward the center of town. The caller said she followed it and the Honda stopped at the Little Red Mill on North Elizabeth Street. Deputies spoke with residents near the Little Red Mill and they stated the vehicle was a Honda Accord and it left the area. Deputies patrolled the area and the vehicle was still not located.

Around 9:15 pm, while authorities were traveling on US 68 near Northview Drive, they observed a silver Honda Accord traveling north go over the right side of the road, pass a vehicle, and continue north towards the deputy at a very high rate of speed. The vehicle was clocked traveling at 88 MPH.

By the time the deputy turned around, the vehicle was no longer in sight. A passerby had pulled over in the driveway of the Logan County Fish and Game. The deputy spoke to the male and he advised he saw the vehicle go further into the property and go left behind the wood line. Authorities then located the Honda, and the occupants were gone.

A cell phone was located in the front seat of the vehicle and someone was calling it. A male was on the other line sounding out of breath and asking where Kaden was. The male said he was trying to get ahold of Kaden Reames, 18. The male refused to identify himself.

Dispatch located a phone number for the registered owner of the vehicle, a stepmother to Reames. She stated Reames was the driver of the vehicle.

Deputies located two open bottles of El Jimador Tequila both half full in the center console.

The President of the Logan County Fish and Game arrived on the scene and he wished to press charges for trespassing.

On Wednesday around 2:15 pm, Reames and his stepmother met with the deputy at the Sheriff’s Office. Reames admitted to going mid-80-90 MPH when he passed the deputy. He denied consuming any alcohol but said his friend/passenger was drinking. Reames stated he went to the Fish and Game and ran into the woods because he was freaking out, and his friend suggested they get off the road.

Reames was cited for speed (going 88 MPH in a 55 MPH zone) and reckless operation. He was also issued a summons for criminal trespass and open container in a motor vehicle.

This report will be forwarded to the Bellefontaine Municipal Court Prosecutor’s Office for review.