Man charged with inducing panic



SIDNEY — A Sidney man has been charged with inducing panic after allegedly stating people were in the Great Miami River and were unable to get out.

According to court documents filed in Sidney Municipal Court, Codey Sharp, 28, Sidney, was arrested and incarcerated in the Shelby County Jail by deputies Saturday, May 14.

Deputies were dispatched to the 2000 block of Riverside Drive Saturday at 6:39 p.m. on the report of people possibly drowning or in capsized kayaks. Sidney Police Department, Sidney Fire Department, Port Jefferson Fire Department and Spirit EMS were also dispatched to the scene.

The report states Sharp, another adult and three children were in a kayak. The woman in the kayak told deputies that everyone was safe and she didn’t know where Sharp was. They were on the river when it began to storm. They decided to leave the water and walk the banks of the river. The two adults got into an argument and Sharp ran from the area.

Sharp went to a residence in the 2000 block of Riverside drive and told the resident he and some other people had trouble on the river. The resident called 911 to report the incident.

Sidney police detained Sharp in the 800 block of Riverside Drive until deputies arrived at their location. Sharp was placed under arrest and transported to jail. Bond has been set at $2,500 cash or surety.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 24 at 10 a.m. in Sidney Muncipal Court.