County corrections officer charged with OVI, menacing

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Crawford County corrections officer charged with OVI, menacing

GALION A Crawford County corrections officer was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, aggravated menacing and having weapons under disability, according to court documents.

Jason Tupps, a more-than-20-year employee with Crawford County, was arrested July 9 in Galion according to documents from the Galion Police Department.

According to the dispatch activity blotter from Galion police, Tupps reported a woman rammed his vehicle and tried to run away. He reported holding her at gun point.

According to court documents, Tupps refused to take a DUI test.

“Officer Tupps is not guilty of the charges against him,” said Tupps’ lawyer Adam Stone. “We have serious questions about the manner in which this case was handled by the Galion Police Department and are investigating those issues presently.”

Tupps will be back in court for a scheduled appearance July 24.

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