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NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 19 SEP 14

On 18 Sep 14 the Beverly-Waterford Emergency Squad transported Chad B. Bledsoe, age 29, 14735 Waterford Road, Waterford, to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to injuries he suffered in a motorcycle wreck. Mr. Bledsoe was riding the motorcycle on his property when he lost control and landed on his right shoulder. Medical personnel said it appears that Mr. Bledsoe has a broken collarbone. He has no life threatening injuries (509).

On 18 Sep 14 a resident on Alden Avenue in Marietta reported she found what she described as disturbing letters in her yard. The typed and handwritten letters mentioned multiple murders and contained addresses in Columbus and Washington DC. Deputy Sheriff Reeder forwarded the letters to Homeland Security for additional investigation.

On 19 Sep 14 a clerk at B&J Carryout, 38710 State Route 7, Newport, reported a man who appeared to be intoxicated was attempting to enter his vehicle and drive from the parking lot. The Highway Patrol also responded to the scene and took the suspect, Ronald A. Holland, age 58, 43405 Gallagher Road, Beallsville, into custody. A Trooper observed Mr. Holland driving his vehicle a short time earlier and after he performed poorly on sobriety tests, informed him he would be charged with OVI. Witnesses noticed that Mr. Holland was so intoxicated he could barely stand or walk. Questioned by Deputy Sheriff White, Mr. Holland denied consuming any alcohol. However, Deputy White notice Mr. Holland had a strong odor of alcohol and slurred his speech. Deputy White observed a cooler in the bed of Mr. Holland’s truck contained six empty Natural Ice beer cans. Based on his observations, Deputy White arrested Mr. Holland for disorderly conduct by intoxication and transported him to the Washington County Jail. At the jail, Mr. Holland tested .208 BAC.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 18 Sep 14 and Friday 19 Sep 14:

Jacob Allan Allman, age 21, 502 Barclay Street, Belpre, for theft, a misdemeanor. Allman was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Stump of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Sep 14 at 3:14 am.

Ronald Allen Holland, age 58, 43405 Gallagher Road, Beallsville, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Holland was arrested in Newport by Deputy Sheriff White and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Sep 14 at 10:24 am.

There are currently eighty-nine men and twenty-two women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 18 SEP 14

On 16 Sep 14 Sgt. Mankins issued a citation to Justin R. Stanley, age 23, 8970 State Route 329, Glouster, for traveling 75 mph in a 60 mph zone. Sgt. Mankins stopped Mr. Stanley on State Route 7 near Blue Knob Road in Warren Township.

On 16 Sep 14 Sgt. Mankins issued a citation to Robert W. Halley, age 66, 614 30th Street, Parkersburg, for failure to obey a traffic control device. Sgt. Mankins stopped Mr. Halley after he turned right on red from Farson Street onto State Route 7 despite the intersection being posted as no right on red.

On 16 Sep 14 Sgt. Mankins issued a citation to James R. Currey III, age 31, 2820 Newbury Road, Little Hocking, for traveling 33 mph in a 20 mph school zone. Sgt. Mankins stopped Mr. Currey on State Route 124 near Little Hocking School in Belpre Township.

On 17 Sep 14 Riannon L. Croston, age 23, 95 Sandhill Road, Marietta, reported she and her live-in boyfriend were involved in an argument over money. No threats or physical contact took place during the incident. As a result, Deputy Sheriff McKee closed this case as unfounded.

On 17 Sep 14 the manager of Reno Mini Mart, 26960 State Route 7, Marietta, reported sometime between 3:30 pm and 11:30 pm on 15 Sep the driver of an unknown vehicle struck the door of a storage unit at that location. The cost to replace the door is approximately $1,000. This case remains under investigation (1104).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 17 Sep 14 and Thursday 18 Sep 14:

Angie Selene Riley, age 49, 188 Main Street, Lowell, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Riley was picked up in Athens by Deputy Sheriff Gerber and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Sep 14 at 1:12 pm.

Shannon Nichole Bensie, age 29, 2269 W. 73rd Street, Cleveland, for obstructing official business, a misdemeanor. Bensie was arrested at Marietta Memorial Hospital by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Sep 14 at 2:23 pm.

Jeffrey Roger Gartrell, age 41, 201 Jennison Street, Beverly, for contempt of a court order, a misdemeanor. Gartrell was arrested at the Courthouse and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Sep 14 at 2:54 pm.

There are currently ninety-one men and twenty-five women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 17 SEP 14

On 16 Sep the Chief of the Lowell Police Department reported he found an old shotgun hanging in a briar patch near the 500 block of State Route 530 in Adams Township. The firearm, which is possibly loaded, is in such poor shape that the manufacturer and serial number cannot be identified (296).

On 16 Sep 14 Shawn Dalrymple, age 30, 108 Ohio Boulevard, Marietta, reported sometime between 12 Sep and 15 Sep an unknown suspect(s) stole two Next brand girls’ bicycles from his yard. The approximate value of the bicycles is $240. This case remains under investigation (910).

On 16 Sep 14 Deputy Sheriff McGilton requested a summons for Jennifer Nichols, age 35, 144 Anderson Lane, Waterford, for failing to confine/restrain a dog. A day earlier, Ms. Nichols’ boxer was running loose and attacked a neighbor’s dog. The neighbor was able to separate the dogs and placed the boxer on Ms. Nichols’ property. Deputy McGilton responded to another call concerning the boxer and again observed Ms. Nichols’ dog running loose.

On 16 Sep 14 Sgt. Reeder responded to the scene of death of a sixty-five year old Adams Township resident. The man’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 16 Sep 14 Victor Vandall, age 72, 21401 State Route 676, Marietta, reported he believes teenagers traveling to or from the Career Center threw a piece of rubber at his truck as they drove by and shattered the windshield. This case remains under investigation (1007).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 16 Sep 14 and Wednesday 17 Sep 14:

Christopher Lee Mills, age 26, 331 Lower Parchment Valley Road, Ripley, WV, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Mills was picked up at the South Central Regional Jail by Deputy Sheriff Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Sep 14 at 2:07 pm.

Mitchell Robert Ruble, age 63, 4000 State Route 530, Lowell, for aggravated murder, a felony. Ruble was arrested at the Sheriff’s Office by Detective Seevers of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Sep 14 at 7:48 pm.

Chelsea Marie Curry, age 25, 800 Third Street Apt. B, Saint Marys, for a felony charge of theft and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business. Curry was arrested at Wal-Mart by Patrolman Estes of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Sep 14 at 11:58 pm.

Stacie Mae Willis, age 42, 762 Forrest Way, Waverly, WV, for theft, a misdemeanor. Willis was arrested at Wal-Mart by Patrolman Ritchie of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Sep 14 at 9:08 am.

Carrie Jean Fletcher, age 51, 36 Cherokee Way, Elizabeth, WV, for theft, a misdemeanor. Fletcher was arrested at Wal-Mart by Patrolman Ritchie of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Sep 14 at 10:15 am.

There are currently ninety-three men and twenty-six women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 16 SEP 14

On 12 Sep 14 Martha Farson, age 87, 103 Iroquois Drive, Marietta, reported yesterday she received a phone call from an individual with a foreign accent who stated he was in trouble out of the country and he needed money immediately to return home. Believing the caller was her grandson, Ms. Farson obtained $500 in MoneyPak cards and provided the card numbers to the caller. When Ms. Farson attempted to obtain additional funds from the bank to send to the caller, a teller informed her she was likely the victim of a scam. This case remains under investigation (1104).

On 12 Sep 14 the Reno Fire Department transported Phyllis E. Enderle, age 72, 10 Blossom Lane, The Plains, to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to injuries she suffered when she was ejected from her golf cart. Ms. Enderle was driving her golf cart near an embankment at the Landings Campground when she possibly hit the wrong pedal and careened over the embankment. Ejected from the cart, Ms. Enderle landed on and rolled over several large rocks. She suffered a large laceration to her left leg, a possible broken left wrist and forearm and additional lacerations to her face, ear and hands. None of Ms. Enderle’s injuries are considered life threatening. The cause of the crash appears to be accidental (1010).

On 14 Sep 14 Deanna Kuhn, age 60, 29870 State Route 7, Marietta, reported her mother, Ernestine Frye, age 77, same address, was breaking windows and physically assaulted her. Ms. Kuhn said she lives in a garage apartment on her mother’s property and that she continuously argued with her mother for the past day. Ms. Kuhn stated her mother arrived home from work in an agitated state, threw a brick through a window and released a number of Ms. Kuhn’s dogs from their cages. During an altercation that followed, Ms. Frye pulled her daughter’s hair and struck her in the face, knocking her glasses to the ground. Based on his investigation, Deputy Sheriff Huffer arrested Ms. Frye for domestic violence and transported her to the Washington County Jail.

On 14 Sep 14 Deputy Sheriff McPeek arrested Charles K. Bailey, age 26, 3830 Patten Mills Road, Stockport, for felonious assault. Intoxicated, Mr. Bailey was involved in an argument with his girlfriend. Fearing the incident may escalate, William C. Bailey, age 35, 3840 Patten Mills Road, attempted to intervene. At that point, Charles, called by some “Dominator,” picked up a machete and began swinging wildly at William. William defended himself with a shovel but was cut by the machete between his right thumb and index finger. Charles fled the scene but was later located walking along Patten Mills Road. He claimed he picked up the machete in self defense, however two witnesses refuted his claim. William received five stitches for his wound.

On 15 Sep 14 Deputy Sheriff Hunter issued a citation to Linda L. Secrest, age 61, 2225 Rosemont Drive, Cambridge, for traveling 83 mph in a 70 mph zone. Deputy Hunter stopped Ms. Secrest near milepost thirteen on Interstate 77 in Salem Township.

On 15 Sep 14 a passerby reported a riding mower and a push mower appear to have been abandoned near a cinder pile on Lindamood Road near the intersection of State Route 821 in Aurelius Township. This case remains under investigation (594).

On 15 Sep 14 Brent Reynolds, age 29, 1220 Watertown Road, Waterford, reported at some point during the past week an unknown suspect(s) entered his home and stole approximately $500 in change from a five gallon water jug. This case remains under investigation (594).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 15 Sep 14 and Tuesday 16 Sep 14:

Grant Anthony Kegley, age 23, 827 Ridge Street, Marietta, for theft, a misdemeanor. Kegley was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Kramer of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Sep 14 at 4:06 pm.

David Leonard Carr III, age 28, 335 N. Seventh Street, Marietta, for a felony charge of failure to comply with the order/signal of an officer and misdemeanor charges of reckless operation and disorderly conduct by intoxication. Carr was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Kampmeier of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Sep 14 at 10:17 pm.

Brody Thomas Flowers, age 26, 705 Barclay Street Lot 27 Belpre, for receiving stolen property, a felony. Flowers was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Tewanger of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Sep 14 at 2:55 am.

There are currently ninety-four men and twenty-four women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 15 SEP 14

On 13 Sep 14 Donald Marcum, age 44, 27335 State Route 7 Lot 8, Marietta, reported his son, Dustin, age 22, was intoxicated following his arrest earlier that morning for OVI and throwing a tantrum. Mr. Marcum said his son forced open their home’s front door and drunkenly threw objects and damaged items in the residence. When a friend of the family, Brandon S. Shaffer, age 21, 833 Fifth Street, Marietta, arrived at the home, the younger Marcum directed his tirade toward him. Not knowing what Marcum’s intentions were, Mr. Shaffer ran away from the scene. As he did so, he saw Marcum chasing after him with a knife. For his actions, the younger Marcum was arrested for domestic violence and aggravated menacing and transported to the Washington County Jail. At the jail, Mr. Marcum tested .174 BAC (912).

On 13 Sep 14 Fanchon Swain, age 81, 103 Turner Drive, Belpre, reported the previous afternoon she received a phone call from someone she believed to be her brother requesting $5,000 for bail money. The caller did not identify himself and requested that Ms. Swain purchase prepaid cards to fund the bail. Unable to afford $5,000, Ms. Swain purchased $3,000 in prepaid cards and provided the numbers to the caller. Ms. Swain subsequently learned her brother was never arrested, leading her to learn that she was the victim of a scam. This case remains under investigation (509).

On 14 Sep 14 Lt. Gherke requested a summons for Elizabeth R. Knox, age 28, 1719 Rosenbush Road, Newport, for assault. A day earlier, Ms. Knox was exchanging custody of her children with her estranged husband in Marietta when she attacked her husband’s girlfriend without provocation. Mr. Knox’s girlfriend was seated in the driver’s seat of her vehicle at the time Ms. Knox approached her and slapped her twice in the face. The assault would likely have continued had not Mr. Knox and Ms. Knox’s friend intervened and pulled her away from the vehicle.

On 14 Sep 14 Stanley Ankrom, age 60, 11793 Veto Road, Marietta, reported for the second time in a three day span he returned to his home to find the front door ajar. Mr. Ankrom said no property appears to be missing. Sgt. Anderson advised Mr. Ankrom to better secure the door and install a dead bolt.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 12 Sep 14 and Monday 15 Sep 14:

Ihmaud Anthony Carter, age 32, 558 Lakeview Street, Akron, for driving under a suspended license and for not wearing a seat belt, both misdemeanors. Carter was picked up in Akron and processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Sep 14 at 3:38 pm.

Cynthia Dawn Noland, age 39, 438 Faustine Farm Road, Palestine, WV, for cruelty to animals and for failing to confine/restrain a dog, both misdemeanors. Noland turned herself in at the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Sep 14 at 8:15 pm.

Tobi Curtis Mace, age 25, 590 Lang Farm Road, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Mace was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 13 Sep 14 at 2:15 am.

Dustin Tyler Marcum, age 22, 27335 State Route 7 Lot 8, Marietta, for domestic violence and aggravated menacing, both misdemeanors. Marcum was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McPeek and processed into the Washington County Jail on 13 Sep 14 at 5:31 am.

Yvonne Marie Brandt, age 30, 311 Maple Street, Marietta, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Brandt was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Hively of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 13 Sep 14 at 3:55 pm.

Steven Ray Bishop, age 31, HC 70 Box 217, Lenore, WV, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Bishop was arrested on State Route 7 by Patrolman Moyers of the New Matamoras Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 13 Sep 14 at 11:06 pm.

Anthony James Curry, age 25, 554 Curry Road, Waterford, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Curry was arrested on Front Street by Patrolman Hilverding of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Sep 14 at 2:38 am.

Ernestine Delores Frye, age 77, 29870 State Route 7, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Frye was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Huffer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Sep 14 at 9:37 am.

Brittni Cheyenne Messick, age 21, 460 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, for assault and for violating the terms of her probation, both misdemeanors. Messick turned herself in to Corrections Officers and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Sep 14 at 6:20 pm.

Charles Keith Bailey, age 26, 3830 Patten Mills Road, Stockport, for felonious assault. Bailey was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff McPeek and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Sep 14 at 10:21 pm.

Tiffany Michelle Rogers, age 33, 164 Knights Bridge Road, Pickerington, OH, for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and two counts of trafficking in drugs, all felonies. Rogers was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Linscott of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Sep 14 at 10:08 am.

There are currently ninety-two men and twenty-three women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

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