Lanham Arrested for OVI; Lodged in Jail for Domestic Violence


Dominique Lanham, 30, of Bellefontaine, was arrested early Saturday morning after a traffic stop.

Lanham was seen on Main Street traveling over the double yellow line, nearly hitting another vehicle.

As they initiated a traffic stop, Bellefontaine Police noticed that he showed several signs of impairment.

Officers could smell the odor of marijuana coming from Lanham and saw an empty box of alcohol on the passenger seat.

He initially denied consuming any alcohol or smoking marijuana, but later admitted to drinking a little bit but, “not enough to be intoxicated”.

Lanham then failed several field sobriety tests.

He was arrested for OVI and transported to the Bellefontaine Police Department where he blew a BAC of .217, nearly three times the legal limit.

Lanham was charged with two counts of OVI, no operator’s license, no seat belt, driving in marked lanes, smoking cannabis while in a vehicle, and open container.

He was released to a sober driver.


Later in the morning, Bellefontaine Police were dispatched to a home for a domestic dispute.

A victim told dispatch that Lanham had become violent.

They told officers that Lanham had hit them several times, and also kicked them.

Officers saw that the victim had a cut on their upper lip.

The victim also told officers that Lanham had hit two children in the home.

Lanham was arrested and lodged in the Logan County Jail where he was lodged for domestic violence.