Multiple charges given to two Bellefontaine men

Early Sunday morning, Bellefontaine Police stopped an SUV for traffic violations on East Columbus Avenue.

The driver, Steven McMillen of Bellefontaine, did not have a valid driver’s license.

Police asked McMillen for his license and proof of insurance.  When McMillen opened his center console, the officer saw a glass marijuana pipe.

McMillen was asked to exit the SUV.  There were three other passengers in the vehicle.

The officer questioned McMillen and noticed his eyes were bloodshot and glossy and his speech was slurred.  He denied drinking alcohol.  When asked when was the last time he smoked marijuana he stated “a long time ago”.

McMillen refused field sobriety tests.

The passengers were asked to exit the SUV.  When the officer went back to get the glass pipe it was gone.

The passengers were questioned about its whereabouts and they eventually said it was still in the vehicle.

The officer searched the vehicle and found several opened and unopened bottles of beer and a prescription bottle with marijuana residue.  They also found the glass pipe behind the back seat.

While the officer was performing the search, one of the passengers, Ethan Shoffner of Bellefontaine, was heard threatening the investigating officer.

He was arrested and charged with the threat and for tampering with evidence for moving the glass pipe.

Steven McMillen was arrested and charged with two counts of OVI, failure to reinstate, marked lanes, and obedience to traffic devices.

This is McMillen’s fifth OVI offense.  He was convicted in 2000, 2009, 2010, and 2019.

27 comments
  1. Chub
    Chub
    January 23, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    What is obedience to traffic devices? 😂

    Reply
  2. Joe Laker
    Joe Laker
    January 23, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    So he was the front passenger and put the pipe behind the back seat?

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    • Chuck Bertschman
      Chuck Bertschman
      January 24, 2023 at 7:12 pm

      No mention of who was in the front seat.

      Reply
  3. CW
    CW
    January 23, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    Some people never change… Not even for their kids smh only time before being out on bond catches up with ya

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    • Haulingasp
      Haulingasp
      January 24, 2023 at 8:10 pm

      5 in 20 yrs is a mandatory prison term. Best of luck kid next time let your friends drive and dont put the dam bowl in the glove box 5 bucks throw it out the window cost you and your buddy at least 500 on that great move.

      Reply
  4. MS
    MS
    January 23, 2023 at 11:15 pm

    Karma is my favorite b**** 🤣

    Reply
    • CW
      CW
      January 24, 2023 at 8:37 am

      Facts!! Gotta love karma! Play stupid games win stupid prizes

      Reply
  5. Common sense
    Common sense
    January 24, 2023 at 8:58 am

    He ran a red light

    Reply
  6. Tom
    Tom
    January 24, 2023 at 10:52 am

    “HEY ! Let’s get wasted and go drive around town in the middle of the night ! Nobody will notice !”

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    • U know
      U know
      January 24, 2023 at 12:07 pm

      Especially when the one is out on bond for beating up his babymom! Sounds like a great idea and great role modeling by his parents js

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      • NA
        NA
        January 24, 2023 at 11:58 pm

        Oh Steven has been abusive to at least one of his as well. He’s a real pos and I hope he gets exactly what he deserves.

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  7. DANIEL W EVANS
    DANIEL W EVANS
    January 24, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    ty for makin bellefontaine safer Bpd

    Reply
  8. Briscoe
    Briscoe
    January 24, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    Insurance Co: “Say what”?

    Reply
  9. Kyle
    Kyle
    January 24, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    Lol you guys are getting what you asked for. You got all the attention you want now lol

    Reply
  10. NA
    NA
    January 25, 2023 at 12:01 am

    Steven deserves to serve all the time he possibly can and then some. I hope he gets put away for a long time bc the world would be a better place if he did.

    Reply
    • CW
      CW
      January 25, 2023 at 7:56 am

      It would be a better place without both of them honestly.. for never being around Steven growing up Ethan surely acts just like his a woman beating POS

      Reply
  11. Turds a B****
    Turds a B****
    January 25, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Turd will snitch his way outta this one also

    Reply
    • U know
      U know
      January 25, 2023 at 9:39 am

      I’m pretty sure Ethan in same boat lol he probably a snitch also

      Reply
  12. Your favorite
    Your favorite
    January 25, 2023 at 9:38 am

    Beat his baby mama ? Lol I’m pretty sure she’s the physco path that acts like a moron even with her son around. She don’t want him but doesn’t want no one to have him either 😶‍🌫️ she’s delusional She may be pretty on the outside but she’s ugly on the inside. Guess that runs deep in your family tho. Caitln varian put your hands were your mouth is baby girl you stay running your chop but stand behind your husband with a gun to run your mouth lol. I find it hilarious reading comments that you guys post lol it’s always just a group of you attacking him. When he got involved with the h** he signed his rights to life away because she’s a nut job. Let’s not talk about how she came busting flower pots while her son was sitting in the car 🥴 so help your sister clean her closet out. The lord sees all and her day will come and when it does I’ll be there laughing slightly waving to all of you ❤️ it was never no beef you all funny to me. I can back up my talk. So I’ll be sitting here waiting

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    • Caitlynn
      Caitlynn
      January 25, 2023 at 2:33 pm

      And ain’t n**ody evvvveeerrr use a gun babe I’m convicted can’t carry cute u like to think that tho

      Reply
    • The “baby mama”
      The “baby mama”
      January 25, 2023 at 3:03 pm

      You can back up your talk but not gonna drop a name🤣 sounds like p**** talk to me just like him. Say all the crap you want everyone knows what kind of BOY he is because he definitely isn’t a man. I dealt with his bs for FIVE YEARS so ya I am a moron atleast you got that right lmao. The lord definitely sees all and that’s why karma came after him and not me. That’s why I have our son and not him. That’s why he is facing charges and not me. Ethan’s family wants to blame me for what HE DID and that’s exactly why he is the way he is. Keep on waiting because all you’re going to see is my a** walking away and doing way better than that b** ever will for me and my son. I’m a d*** good mom and I hold my s*** together. Throwing a flower pot doesn’t even compare to him pulling out a gun in front of our son and hitting me while holding him!! That must be someone in his family y’all all delusional 😂 funny I’m even brought in this when these are completely different charges!! Blaming anyone but the person who did this to himself.

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    • Na
      Na
      January 27, 2023 at 2:16 pm

      I would be throwing flower pots too if I had to come home to a belligerent drunk everyday Ethan and Steven both need locked up and they’re both going to get their a**es whooped

      Reply
  13. Caitlynn
    Caitlynn
    January 25, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    Ethan a snitch and this is caitlynn now babygirl come to me drop your name babe lol or I already know

    Reply
  14. Trashy
    Trashy
    January 25, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    Wheeeew the ghetto smh.

    Reply
  15. Kyle
    Kyle
    January 27, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    I hope Daddy doesn’t send you money from Jamaica to bail your a** out of this one as usual maybe you should learn how to get yourself out of your own trouble for once and it’s kind of obvious you keep blaming me for f***ing with your truck you stupid a** but there’s like a hundred people on here that hate you it could have been anybody because if I f***ed with your truck I do it right in front of your face and then turn around kiss you and your loser son lol said it nice so they didn’t put me on Facebook jail

    Reply
  16. Caitlynn
    Caitlynn
    January 27, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    Amen to that ! Love to know who this is lol

    Reply
    • Caitlynn
      Caitlynn
      January 28, 2023 at 11:54 am

      Kyle

      Reply

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