Man back in jail after March overdose

Iddings facing drug, tampering, forgery, theft charges

By Sam Wildow - [email protected]




PIQUA — Piqua police picked up West Milton resident Tyler J. Iddings, 28, on a warrant over the weekend after he failed to make an appearance in Miami County Common Pleas Court.

In March, Iddings was found unresponsive in a restroom at the Piqua Family Video store, located at the corner of Water and College streets. Iddings was found after the business had closed when a sales associate heard water running in the bathroom.

Piqua medics administered six doses of Narcan — four via nasal injection and the last two via IV. According to previous reports from the Piqua police department, drug paraphernalia was found at the scene and it was believed to have been a drug overdose.

After that incident, Iddings was charged with fifth-degree felony possession of drugs and second-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Iddings was also indicted in March for third-degree felony tampering with evidence and fifth-degree felony possession of drugs for a reported incident in January.

Iddings is also reportedly facing charges of fifth-degree felony forgery and fifth-degree felony theft.

Iddings is currently being held at the Miami County Jail. His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 1.

In other news:

• Jesse W. Spurlock, 42, of Tipp City, was sentenced to one year of probation and a $350 fine for first-degree misdemeanor aggravated trespassing in Miami County Municipal Court.

In May, Spurlock entered a home on the 600 block of South Sunset Drive in Piqua without permission and attacked the occupant. Spurlock grabbed the victim by the neck and choked the victim, according to previous Piqua police reports. Spurlock also knew the victim.

There was no damage to the home, and no items were taken.

Spurlock was originally charged with first-degree felony aggravated burglary before his sentence was amended down to a misdemeanor charge.

Spurlock was also sentenced to 180 days of suspended jail time.

• Sandra K. Andrus, 39, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft for allegedly taking merchandise from the Kroger in Piqua without paying for it on Saturday at approximately 1:45 p.m.

• Joshua S. Jackson, 35, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft for allegedly shoplifting at Kroger in Piqua on Saturday at 4:40 p.m.

• Tommy L. Arnett, 31, of Piqua, was picked up on a warrant for three first-degree misdemeanor probation violations after there was a disturbance reported on Wood Street in Piqua on Sunday at approximately 9 p.m. All of the subjects involved in the reported disturbance were warned for disorderly conduct, according to Piqua police reports.



Iddings facing drug, tampering, forgery, theft charges

By Sam Wildow

[email protected]

Reach the writer at (937) 451-3336

Reach the writer at (937) 451-3336


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