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Man jailed after gas station incident

PERRY TOWNSHIP — An Ironton man was arrested Wednesday after a disturbance at a local convenience store.

Irving Craiger, 66, of 5067 State Route 243, was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to the Lawrence County Jail.

Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies were called Wednesday to Holliday’s Quick Stop on State Route 243 in Perry Township in regards to a man making threats.

Upon arrival, they allegedly found Craiger holding a gasoline nozzle in one hand and a cigarette lighter in the other.

Area fire departments were notified of the situation.

Craiger was arrested and three cigarette lighters were found in his pocket and confiscated.

Craiger is scheduled for an appearance Friday in Lawrence County Municipal Court on a disorderly conduct charge in connection with that incident.

He appeared Thursday in Ironton Municipal Court for arraignment on a drunken driving charge in connection with an another, unrelated incident.

Judge O. Clark Collins set bond at $1,000 and scheduled an April 15 preliminary hearing.