Piqua woman found guilty of assault


By Sam Wildow - [email protected]



MIAMI COUNTY — Piqua woman Logan M. Adams, 20, will be serving six months in jail after being found guilty of assaulting a police officer. The incident originally occurred on Aug. 26 at 8:23 p.m. According to Piqua police reports, two officers attempted to drive her home from Upper Valley Medical Center.

While in the cruiser, Adams reportedly began hitting the plexiglass window separating the front and back seats. Adams then made attempts to spit on one of the officers after they reached her residence, according to Piqua police reports. After several warnings, she was taken into custody.

Adams was originally facing one count of fourth-degree felony assault in connection with this incident. Adams’ charge was amended down to first-degree misdemeanor assault.

Adams was also facing similar charges from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. Adams was found guilty of three counts of first-degree misdemeanor assault in connection with one incident and one count of first-degree misdemeanor assault in connection with another.

Also in Piqua court news, Scott Dershem, 49, of Sidney, was sentenced to 90 days in jail after being found guilty of striking a Piqua man with his car. Of those 90 days, 60 were suspended. Dershem must also pay fines and court costs in the amount of $240.44.

The original incident took place on the 800 block of North Sunset Drive on Aug. 7 at 7:15 p.m. The victim reportedly owed Dershem $20. According to Piqua police reports, when the victim paid Dershem the money, an argument ensued. The victim admitted to smacking toward Dershem’s face through the window of the truck during that argument.

The argument escalated when Dershem allegedly took a box cutter type of knife and waved it at the victim. According to Piqua police reports, Dershem “tossed the knife aside” and “backed the truck up” before allegedly accelerating toward and striking the victim with the truck.

The victim did not appear to have any visible injuries, according to Piqua police reports. The victim did complain of pain to his left knee.

When later questioned by police, Dershem stated that he and the victim had “got into it” over money and a ladder owed to Dershem. He claimed that his truck had slid on the grass. Dershem then stated that the victim had “tried to hit him several times.” Dershem also stated he had “spun the tires trying to back out of the driveway to get away from him,” according to Piqua police reports.

Dershem’s charge was originally second-degree felonious assault, but it was amended down to first-degree misdemeanor assault.

By Sam Wildow

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Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

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