Archbold, OH

Helicopter Called To Search For Domestic Violence Suspect Sat.

The Life Flight helicopter ambulance was called to assist three Fulton County Sheriff deputies to search for a domestic violence subject Saturday night, Aug. 25.

The suspect, identified by deputies as Logan D. Short, 41, rural Archbold, eluded deputies that night. He turned himself in at the sheriff office in Wauseon the following day.

Short appeared in Fulton County Western District Court yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 28. A pre-trial hearing date was set, and he was released from the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio on his own recognizance.

Original Call

Tracy Zuver, a Fulton County Sheriff Department sergeant, said deputies were called to a residence in the 23000 block of Co. Rd. F on a domestic violence complaint about 8:16 pm. The suspect, Short, left the scene on a motorcycle before deputies arrived.

However, Zuver said while deputies were at the residence, Short rode by on the cycle. Deputies began to pursue him, with the goal of stopping and questioning him.

Zuver said Short rode the motorcycle through the lawn of a residence in the 6000 block of St. Rt. 66, laid the bike on its side, then fled into an adjacent corn field.

A police dog was not available. Zuver said Darrell Merillat, Fulton County sheriff, who was also on the scene, authorized the callout of Life Flight at about 8:48 pm. The helicopter used its searchlight to assist deputies, but the search was unsuccessful.

The search for Short was called off just before midnight, Zuver said.

Zuver said when Short turned himself in, he was cooperative with deputies, but did ask to speak with an attorney, so he was not questioned.

He was placed under arrest and transported to CCNO, where he was held without bond until his Tuesday morning court appearance.


Short has been charged with four offenses: domestic violence, failure to comply with the order or signal of police officer when allegedly failing to stop for deputies, criminal damaging, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Domestic violence and failure to comply are first-degree misdemeanors.

Zuver said the alleged victim in the case, Cheryl Milliman, is a member of the same household as Short. She did not require medical treatment from a rescue squad as a result of the incident, Zuver said.

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