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NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 31 JUL 15

On 30 Jul 15 Gloria Marks, age 64, 200 Pennock Street Lot 37, Beverly, reported her live-in boyfriend, Raymond Trivett, age 60, assaulted her. Ms. Marks said she and her boyfriend had been consuming alcohol and that when she attempted to leave the residence to purchase more alcohol her boyfriend grabbed her by the wrist. When Mr. Trivett grabbed his girlfriend he punctured her skin and caused her to bleed profusely. Mr. Trivett also grabbed Ms. Marks by the neck before fleeing the home. Ms. Marks subsequently received treatment for her injuries at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Based on his observations, Deputy Sheriff Johnson requested a warrant for Mr. Trivett for domestic violence.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 30 Jul 15 and Friday 31 Jul 15:

Nicholas David Offenberger, age 35, 718 ½ Front Street, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Offenberger was arrested in Marietta by Probation Officer Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jul 15 at 12:26 pm.

Michael Shane McCoy, age 44, 106 W. Faye Avenue, Marietta, for felonious assault and for a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. McCoy was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Nedeff of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jul 15 at 1:56 pm.

Kylie Danielle Piatt, age 26, 118 Arborgate Drive, Marietta, for a felony charge of breach of recognizance and misdemeanor charges of failing to reinstate her operator’s license, speeding and contempt of a court order. Piatt was picked up at the Muskingum County Jail by Deputy Sheriff Doak and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jul 15 at 3:55 pm.

Montoria Lebrei Tucker, age 18, 1415 Fawler Avenue, Akron, for receiving stolen property, a felony. Tucker was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jul 15 at 4:20 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 30 JUL 15

On 29 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff Call responded to the scene of death of a fifty-eight year old Warren Township resident. The woman’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 29 Jul 15 an employee at Broughton’s, 639 State Route 821, Marietta, reported sometime between 24 and 29 Jul an unknown suspect(s) stole five boxes of carpet squares from a building that is under construction. From outside another building at the complex that is being remodeled, thieves stole an unknown amount of scrap metal. This case remains under investigation (1010).

On 29 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff McKee issued a citation to Samuel J. Fourqurean, age 19, 208 Clark Street, Belmont, WV, for not stopping at a red light. Deputy McKee stopped Mr. Fourqurean at the intersection of Greene Street and Pike Street in Marietta.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 29 Jul 15 and Thursday 30 Jul 15:

Scott Wayne Payne, age 41, 28524 Torch Road, Coolville, for criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. Payne was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jul 15 at 9:54 am.

Matthew Gene Schaffer, age 36, 445 Dodd Run Road, Marietta, for assault and for two counts of aggravated menacing, all misdemeanors. Schaffer was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jul 15 at 12:26 pm.

Brandon Lee Rice, age 19, 16411 Kramer Road, Mount Perry, OH, for assault, a misdemeanor. Lee was arrested at Dodge Park by Patrolman Perine of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jul 15 at 7:33 pm.

Derik Eugene Simpkins, age 27, 309 Harmar Street, Marietta, for driving under a suspended license, a misdemeanor. Simpkins was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Sury of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jul 15 at 11:55 pm.

Shannon Thomas Syder, age 25, 1943 State Route 550, Bartlett, for possession of drug paraphernalia and littering, both misdemeanors. Syder was arrested on State Route 550 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jul 15 at 10:13 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 29 JUL 15

On 28 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff Hall issued a citation to Brenda D. Hinton, age 44, 616 Poplar Avenue, Williamstown, for failing to stop at a stop sign. Deputy Hall stopped Ms. Hinton at the intersection of Masonic Park Road and State Route 60 in Muskingum Township.

On 28 Jul 15 Shirley Poole, age 72, 1009 Park Avenue, New Matamoras, reported an unknown suspect(s) cut the gatepost on property she owns at the intersection of State Route 260 and Tice Run Road in Grandview Township. A search of the property resulted in the discovery of a marijuana plant in a plastic pot. This case remains under investigation.

On 28 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff Hall issued a citation to Ashley M. Ball, age 23, 1423 Oak Hill Court Apt. 37, Toledo, OH, for not wearing a seat belt. Deputy Hall stopped Ms. Ball on State Route 821 near exit 6 in Muskingum Township.

On 29 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff Johnson responded to the scene of death of a seventy-six year old Cutler resident. The decedent was found in the parking lot outside his employer’s business on Tick Ridge Road. The man’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 28 Jul 15 and Wednesday 29 Jul 15:

Edgardo Luis Nievescruz, age 33, 1901 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg, for operating a vehicle without a license, a misdemeanor. Nievescruz was arrested near milepost seven on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jul 15 at 1:10 pm.

Megan Cheyenne Roach, age 23, 804 Fourth Street, Marietta, for two felony counts of failure to appear and for a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. Roach was picked up in North Carolina by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jul 15 at 5:20 pm.

Adrienne Lee Paknik, age 36, 625 Green Street, Newport, for illegal cultivation of marijuana, a felony. Paknik was arrested at her residence by Sgt. Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jul 15 at 7:09 pm.

Douglas Allen Hendershot Jr., age 43, 625 Green Street, Newport, for illegal cultivation of marijuana, a felony. Hendershot was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jul 15 at 7:50 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 21 JUL 15

On 27 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff Reeder requested a warrant for Shannon S. Hines, age 27, for violating the terms of a protection order. In violation of a protection order, Mr. Hines visited the home of Christine V Coe, age 73, 1220 Brackenridge Road, Vincent. Ms. Coe stated that Mr. Hines asked for her help to steal things and when she refused Mr. Hines flew into a fit of rage. Mr. Hines began punching walls and doors inside Ms. Coe’s home. Ms. Coe stated she hid in a closet during Mr. Hines’ tirade and remained there until he left.

On 27 Jul 15 Michael E. Vincent, age 29, 715 Old River Road, Little Hocking, reported two speakers, speaker wire and a 1,000 watt amplifier were stolen from his garage. A shoe print left at the scene led Mr. Vincent to determine that his neighbor’s son stole the items. The suspect confessed to his father and said he sold the speaker equipment for $80 so that he could purchase heroin. Mr. Vincent declined to pursue charges in the matter (509).

On 27 Jul 15 Lt. Gherke, Sgt. Mankins and Deputy Sheriff Hall responded to the scene of death of a fifty-four year old Marietta Township resident. It appears the victim ingested a large amount of his prescription medication to take his own life. Though no foul play is suspected, this case remains under investigation.

On 27 Jul 15 Crystal Persinger, age 39, 9645 State Route 821, Lower Salem, reported she was involved in an argument with her nineteen year old son. Ms. Persinger’s son was upset that his mother would not give him money for gas and attempted to strike her. During the dispute, Ms. Persinger stated her son used a knife to deflate her car’s tires. She did not wish to pursue charges in the matter (1303).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 27 Jul 15 and Tuesday 28 Jul 15:

Christine Virginia Coe, age 73, 1220 Brackenridge Road, Vincent, for three misdemeanor counts of theft. Coe was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jul 15 at 5:10 pm.

Joshua Keith Ross, age 34, 45 Hickory Lane Lot 2, New Matamoras, for tampering with drugs, a felony. Ross was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jul 15 at 7:32 pm.

Roy Lee Goodnight, age 36, 3407 Seventh Avenue, Parkersburg, for a felony charge of abduction and for misdemeanor charges of menacing and assault. Goodnight was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Dennison of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jul 15 at 5:18 am.

Mitchell Dean Needs, age 35, Amesville, for violating the terms of his parole, a felony. Needs was arrested on Pike Street by Sgt. Mankins of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jul 15 at 11:43 am.

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

These suspects were sentenced recently in Common Pleas Court:

Aaron W. Cain, age 34, 16687 Crooked Tree Road, Dexter City, for possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony; thirty-three days;

Bradley D. Worstell, age 19, 29725 State Route 7, Marietta, for corrupting another with drugs, a second degree felony; ninety days;

NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 20 JUL 15

On 24 Jul 15 Mark Kolessar, age 47, 14640 Muskingum River Road, Lowell, reported he recently discovered an unknown suspect used his credit card information to make an online purchase of $163.30. Mr. Kolessar was able to cancel the order before it shipped. This case remains under investigation (608).

On 24 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff Allender arrested Jason R. Poling, age 33, for disorderly conduct by intoxication. A friend of Mr. Poling was allowing him to live in his cabin on Graham Road in Cutler on the condition that he not consume alcohol. When his friend confronted him about consuming alcohol that evening, Mr. Poling became apoplectic and threatened to kill himself and his friend. At the Washington County Jail, Mr. Poling tested .161 BAC.

On 25 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff Hall arrested Tammy G. Sturm, age 46, 329 Main Street, Lower Salem, for OVI, driving under a suspended license and for not wearing a seat belt. Stopped for driving outside the marked lanes of travel on State Route 821, Ms. Sturm had an odor of alcohol. Ms. Sturm admitted consuming four beers and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. At the Washington County Jail, Ms. Sturm tested .134 BAC.

On 25 Jul 15 a passerby reported finding garbage dumped in the area of milepost one on Sealy Ridge Road in Decatur Township. Lt. Hornbeck identified a suspect as Hank W. Ramage, age 47, 206 Jennison Street, Beverly. Questioned by Lt. Hornbeck, Mr. Ramage admitted dumping the items along the road because he had nowhere to dispose of them. Consequently, Lt. Hornbeck requested a summons for Mr. Ramage for littering.

On 26 Jul 15 Robert P. Robinson, age 61, 1800 Muskingum River Road, Lowell, reported he was involved in an altercation with his son, Mark, age 33. The two had been arguing throughout the day and the younger Robinson became upset when his father told him to move out of the house. The younger Robinson threw a boot at his father and then tackled him to the floor when he said he was calling law enforcement. The elder Robinson was not injured but he did say he feared for his safety. As a result, Deputy Sheriff Call arrested Mark for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 24 Jul 15 and Monday 27 Jul 15:

Julie Rene Varhola, age 46, 29075 State Route 7, Marietta, for theft and for violating the terms of her probation, both misdemeanors. Varhola was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Huffer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Jul 15 at 1:32 pm.

Branden Joseph Hettinger, age 18, 6 Hillcrest Drive, Gallipolis, for felony charges of complicity in aggravated robbery and robbery and a misdemeanor charge of automobile theft. Hettinger was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Jul 15 at 4:13 pm.

Jason Ross Poling, age 33, 1632 Clark Road, Cutler, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Poling was arrested in on Graham Road by Deputy Sheriff Allender and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jul 15 at 12:30 am.

Todd Allan Covey, age 47, 4101 Newells Run Road, Marietta, for OVI, a misdemeanor. Covey was arrested near the intersection of Putnam and Harmar streets by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jul 15 at 2:56 am.

Tammy Gail Sturm, age 46, 329 Main Street, Lower Salem, for OVI, driving under a suspended license and for not wearing a seat belt, all misdemeanors. Sturm was arrested on State Route 821 by Deputy Sheriff Hall and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jul 15 at 4:19 am.

Fredrick Lloyd Scott, age 26, 2708 New York Avenue, Parkersburg, for criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor. Scott was arrested on Linwood Avenue by Patrolman Wenzel of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jul 15 at 9:05 pm.

Christopher Paul Hayden, age 46, 1080 Clyde Avenue Apt. 9, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, for driving under an OVI suspended license and for not wearing a seat belt, both misdemeanors. Hayden was arrested on Muskingum Drive by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jul 15 at 1:57 am.

Jason Wayne Ross, age 39, 213 Seventh Street, Beverly, for a felony charge of assault on a peace officer and misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and resisting arrest. Ross was arrested on Mitchell Avenue by Patrolman Oliver of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jul 15 at 3:23 am.

Sarah Nicole Nedley, age 27, 410 Main Street, New Matamoras, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Nedley was arrested on Maple Street by Patrolman Blamble of the New Matamoras Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jul 15 at 4:00 am.

Mark Richard Robinson, age 33, 1800 Muskingum River Road, Lowell, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Robinson was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Call and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jul 15 at 5:13 pm.

Brandon Marc Robinson, age 32, 2467 Veto Road, Vincent, for being in possession of a weapon while under disability, a felony. Robinson was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Allender and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jul 15 at 1:30 am.

Kimberly Ann Potts, age 23, 67 E. Buckeye Ridge Road, Chesterhill, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Potts was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Nichols of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jul 15 at 11:52 am.

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

These suspects were sentenced recently in Common Pleas Court:

Dakota W. Gary, age 19, 20 Charles Street, Newport, for rape, an unscheduled felony; rape, a first degree felony; and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth degree felony; life in prison;

Brent J. McKinney, age 41, 708 Front Street Apt. 15, Marietta, for using deception to obtain a dangerous drug, a fifth degree felony; 150 days;

Larry E. Stevens Jr., age 32, 3955 Gosbeak Coves Lane, Columbus, for possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony; ninety days;

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