Lima man arrested for fighting in BG


Two Lima men were arrested for disorderly conduct for incidents in downtown Bowling Green.

At 2:20 a.m. Sunday, Bowling Green police were patrolling downtown when an officer observed a large crowd congregating in the 100 block of North Main Street and was told by a bystander a man was trying to fight people as they passed.

The suspect started walking north upon seeing the officer then turned around and started running south.

A description was given dispatch, but a pursuit wasn’t initiated, according to the Bowling Green Police Division report.

Officers then were called to the 100 block of East Court Street on a report of a disorderly male.

Police observed the same man, later identified as Dante Wheeler, attempting to fight several subjects.

When an attempt was made to detain Wheeler, he pulled away and attempted to run northbound. He was grabbed and placed in handcuffs, according to the report.

Wheeler, 21, was arrested for disorderly conduct/fighting and obstructing official business and was taken to jail.

He posted bond after pleading not guilty.

A 22-year-old man, also from Lima, was given a criminal warning for disorderly conduct.

That man was later found passed out in front of the police department at 4:20 a.m. Sunday.

He was unresponsive to attempts to wake him up. When the defendant woke up, he was confused on where he was and what was going on, according to the report.

He could not complete a full sentence and smelled of an alcoholic beverage.

The man, identified as Paul Deeds Jr., 22, Lima, was taken to the hospital to be medically cleared and then was arrested for disorderly conduct/unable to care for self and was transported to jail.

He pleaded guilty on Monday and was fined $50.

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