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Two face intoxication charges

Gary Pool, 55, of 901 N. Main St., was charged Wednesday with public intoxication and falsification after he tried to convince officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department and emergency room staff at Mary Rutan Hospital that he had been assaulted.

He was found on the ground around 10 p.m. behind 1053 N. Main St. A resident there said he had consumed two 40-ounce containers of beer.

Officers report he would squeeze his eyes shut and fake convulsions. He was transported to MRH and staff there also felt he was faking.

He was released to police and was lodged in the Logan County Jail.

• Robert Givens, 64, of Bronx, N.Y., was charged with public intoxication after he was found asleep at a restaurant table around 2 p.m. Wednesday

Staff at House of Szechuan, 137 W. Columbus Ave., called police after they could not rouse the suspect. Officers report there was food in his lap, all over the table and on the floor.

They roused Mr. Givens and he was barely able to communicate due to intoxicated state. He refused to pay for his meal and resisted efforts of two officers to arrest him.

The suspect, who is staying with a sister in the Indian Lake area, was lodged in jail.

For more Bellefontaine and Logan County Beat news, pick up a copy of Thursday's Examiner.

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