Harlan Arrests


July 29th, 2011 by admin

The Harlan Police Department is reporting the arrests of several people the past few days.

Last Saturday, law enforcement officers were called to an apparent fight in process in the area of 6th and Dodge. When officers arrived, it was determined that Billy Scheffler and Curt Scheffler, both of Harlan, had been assaulted by two male subjects on bicycles.

Police were able to identify the alleged assailants as 20-year-old Jesse Seyler and 18-year-old Spencer Seyler, both of Harlan.

The Seyler brothers were transported to the Shelby County Jail. Jesse Seyler was charged with assault and possession of a controlled substance. Spencer Seyler was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

One of the two bicycles they were riding during the assault was found to have been stolen. That led to Jesse Sayler also being charged with posession of stolen property and Spencer Seyler charged with theft 5th degree.

On an unrelated incident last Saturday, 25-year-old Christopher Smagacz of Harlan was arrested and charged with domestic abuse assault displaying a dangerous weapon when officers were called to his home. Smagacz allegedly threatened his wife with knives. Smagacz was transported to the Cass County Jail.

Last Friday, 33-year-old Stephanie Hampton was arrested on an active Shelby County warrant. The warrant was issued when Hampton failed to appear on a debtor’s exam. Hampton was transported to the Shelby County Jail.