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Two under arrest in Toronto VFW probe

October 21, 2009
By MARK J. MILLER Staff writer

TORONTO - A city man and woman were arrested by agents from the Ohio Board of Liquor Control after an altercation Friday at the city Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6906.

Clint Zeigler, 47, of 3063 county Road 68 was charged with obstructing official business, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest; and Candy Snyder, 36, 3063 county Road 68, was charged with two felony counts of assaulting a police officer, obstructing official business and resisting arrest, according to City Police Capt. Randy Henry.

"Agents from the liquor control board were in the city undercover going to various taverns investigating complaints of smoking and underage drinking," said Henry. "At first they were denied entrance to the VFW because they weren't identified as members."

Henry said agents then identified themselves as liquor control and were allowed in the tavern.

"(The VFW) was given administrative citations for smoking and illegal gambling when two patrons began harassing the agents," said Henry. "The agents ordered the bar closed while conducting the investigation."

Henry said the two patrons refused to leave, and City Police were called to the scene.

"(Zeigler allegedly) threatened the agents," said Henry. "He told them they would have to take him out physically. He refused to leave. His girlfriend (allegedly) assaulted one of the agents. She jumped on the back of one agent and kicked another. We transported both to the Jefferson County jail."

Henry said Zeigler was booked and released, while Snyder was being held without bond pending a court appearance in common pleas court.

(Miller can be contacted at mmiller@heraldstaronline.com.)

 
 

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