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NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 19 AUG 14

On 15 Aug 14 Carol S. Robinson, age 44, 419 Main Street, Waterford, reported an acquaintance who visited her home earlier in the evening may have stolen her recently filled prescription of oxycodone. Ms. Robinson declined to pursue the matter further (509).

On 16 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff Hunter requested a warrant for Cyril C. Pletcher III, age 35, 920 Schott Road, Waterford, for unauthorized use of a vehicle. Mr. Pletcher’s father loaned him a truck on 8 Aug and he has ignored his father’s repeated requests to return the vehicle.

On 16 Aug 14 Lt. Gherke and the Barlow Fire Department responded to a tractor fire on the property of Mayford Miller, age 56, at 1114 Walsh Road, Vincent. Mr. Miller borrowed the tractor from a neighbor to mow his property and briefly left it unattended when it began to overheat. Thereafter, Mr. Miller observed dark smoke rising from where he parked the tractor. The fire was quickly extinguished with water and a fire extinguisher. The tractor sustained severe damage.

On 16 Aug 14 Tonda M. Hockenberry, age 46, 197 Fourth Street, Lowell, reported an acquaintance who is living at a residence she owns at 48 Hollywood Drive, Belpre, sold a number of items from an old church on the property without permission. Ms. Hockenberry said the suspect sold twelve pews, four chairs, a piano stool and a sewing machine. This case remains under investigation (509).

On 16 Aug 14 Nissa Keagy, age 46, 2460 Pleasant Ridge Road, Marietta, reported she and her live-in boyfriend were both incarcerated between 14 and 15 Aug and during that timeframe an unknown suspect(s) entered her home. Ms. Keagy stated the suspect(s) stole a .223 rifle, two bank cards, two sets of socket wrenches, jewelry, a box of coins from the 1850’s and a chainsaw. This case remains under investigation (132).

On 17 Aug 14 the Devola Fire Department transported a nineteen year old Lowell resident to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to a self-inflicted cut on top of his left wrist. The teenager said he had been suffering from anxiety and depression and decided to cut himself. The teenager said he did not intend to seriously injure himself and that he did not have any wishes to die (126).

On 17 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff Reeder arrested Joel A. Snyder, age 29, 4753 State Route 339, Vincent, for disorderly conduct by intoxication. After being kicked out of a bar in Parkersburg, Mr. Snyder was walking to a friend’s home in Belpre when he was reportedly observed walking in and out of the roadway. Outside his friend’s home on Beach Drive, Mr. Snyder began making suicidal statements. At the Washington County Jail, Mr. Snyder tested .134 BAC.

On 17 Aug 14 a fourteen year old Bartlett resident reported he was assaulted by an unknown male. The teenager was at the Waterford Fair when his assailant punched him in the face for no reason and knocked him to the ground. Deputy Sheriff White is attempting to identify the suspect. This case remains under investigation.

On 18 Aug 14 Jessalin Carpenter, age 18, 360 Mechanic Street, Macksburg, reported she was involved in a domestic dispute with her brother, Jacob, age 20. During an argument over his girlfriend, Mr. Carpenter yelled at his sister and threw a sandal, sunglasses and a tablecloth at her. At one point, Mr. Carpenter held up his fist like he was going to hit his sister and made a comment about killing her. Based on his investigation, Deputy Sheriff White requested a warrant for Mr. Carpenter for domestic violence.

The following suspect was processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 18 Aug 14 and Tuesday 19 Aug 14:

William Chevelle Bailey, age 35, 4055 Patten Mills Road, Stockport, for menacing by stalking, a misdemeanor. Bailey was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Aug 14 at 1:48 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 18 AUG 14

On 15 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff Huffer issued a citation to John D. O’Brien Jr., age 32, 27335 State Route 7 Lot 1, Marietta, for driving under a suspended license and for operating a vehicle with expired license plates. Lt. Rhodes stopped Ms. Beha on State Route 7 near Joe Skinner Road in Dunham Township.

On 15 Aug 14 Lt. Rhodes issued a citation to Hannah N. Beha, age 20, 1103B 18th Street Apt. 3, Vienna, for operating a vehicle with license plates that expired in June 2014. Lt. Rhodes stopped Ms. Beha on State Route 7 near Joe Skinner Road in Dunham Township.

On 15 Aug 14 Lt. Rhodes issued a citation to Alexis M. Madary, age 36, 4220 Welch Road, Little Hocking, for driving under a suspended license and for operating a vehicle with license plates that expired in February 2014. Lt. Rhodes stopped Ms. Madary on McGill Road near Moody Ridge Road in Dunham Township.

On 16 Aug 14 Kathryn K. Mugrage, age 64, 110 Oak Drive, Little Hocking, reported sometime overnight her 2004 Ford Taurus was stolen from her son’s residence on Michaelis Road. The vehicle was later found wrecked and abandoned near mile marker 20.5 on State Route 550. This case remains under investigation (132).

On 16 Aug 14 Lt. Rhodes issued a citation to Brandon M. Boling, age 30, 24 Meadowbrook Acres, Parkersburg, for driving under a suspended license. Lt. Rhodes stopped Mr. Boling on State Route 7 near Joe Skinner Road in Dunham Township.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 15 Aug 14 and Monday 18 Aug 14:

Anthony James Spurgeon, age 29, 505 Ferguson Street, Marietta, for a felony charge of trafficking in drugs and misdemeanor charges of child endangering, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Spurgeon was arrested on Second Street in Marietta and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Aug 14 at 7:30 pm.

Darrel Dean Lawrence, age 23, 503 Ferguson Street, Marietta, for a felony charge of violating the terms of his probation and misdemeanor charges of possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lawrence was arrested on Second Street in Marietta and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Aug 14 at 7:30 pm.

Trista Adella Morris, age 21, 915 Tenth Avenue, Parkersburg, for operating a vehicle without a license and for not wearing a seat belt, both misdemeanors. Morris was arrested on State Route 7 by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Aug 14 at 1:33 am.

Donald Eugene Bartimus Jr., age 34, 2342 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent, for failing to confine/restrain a dog, a misdemeanor. Bartimus was arrested at his residence by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Aug 14 at 8:51 pm.

Robert James Wittekind, age 56, 202 E. Faye Avenue, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Wittekind was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Hilverding of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Aug 14 at 9:31 pm.

Brandon Michael Schmidt, age 24, 300 Fourth Street Apt. D, Marietta, for obstructing official business and for disorderly conduct by intoxication, both misdemeanors. Schmidt was arrested on Fourth Street by Patrolman Wenzel of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Aug 14 at 2:45 am.

Joel Anthony Snyder, age 29, 4753 State Route 339, Vincent, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Snyder was arrested on Beach Drive in Belpre by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Aug 14 at 3:27 am.

Brandon Paul Hayes, age 23, 101 Gilman Avenue Lot 1, Marietta, for driving under a suspended license, failure to obey a traffic control device, resisting arrest and obstructing official business, all misdemeanors. Hayes was arrested on Farson Street by Patrolman Greathouse of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Aug 14 at 8:13 pm.

Ruthie Dulcia Rhodes, age 27, 330 Franklin Street, Marietta, for theft, a misdemeanor. Rhodes was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Holiday of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Aug 14 at 8:15 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 15 AUG 14

On 14 Aug 14 the Warren Fire Department transported a thirty-four year old Marietta resident to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to a drug overdose. The victim was reportedly acting crazy and subsequently lapsed into unconsciousness at a friend’s home. Emergency room personnel said the victim had elevated opiate, benzodiazepine and alcohol levels and had to be sedated because she was being combative. The victim should fully recover (200).

On 14 Aug 14 Cheryl D. Wilson, age 27, 2888 Brownrigg Road, Waterford, reported her husband, Deryl, age 44, had been consuming alcohol at bars throughout the evening so she and her grandfather barricaded the front door to attempt to avoid any problems. After Mr. Wilson forced his way through the barricade, Mrs. Wilson confronted him about his drinking. At that time, Mr. Wilson slapped his wife. Determining Mrs. Wilson was in fear for her safety, Deputy Sheriff McConnell requested a warrant for Mr. Wilson for domestic violence. Mr. Wilson was later arrested for the offense.

On 14 Aug 14 Stephanie J. Davis, age 38, 867 Ridgeback Hill Road, Fleming, reported sometime overnight an unknown suspect(s) entered her unlocked vehicle and stole $20, twenty-one Xanax pills and twelve Focalin in pills. This case remains under investigation (594).

On 15 Aug 14 Leroy E. Skinner, age 75, 8225 Muskingum River Road, Lowell, reported he recently learned an unknown suspect used his social security number to file an Ohio income tax return. This case remains under investigation (610).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 14 Aug 14 and Friday 15 Aug 14:

Paul A. Simon, age 36, 2335 Newbury Road, Little Hocking, for domestic violence and aggravated menacing, both misdemeanors. Simon was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Aug 14 at 1:02 pm.

Deryl Edward Wilson Jr., age 44, 2888 Brownrigg Road, Waterford, for domestic violence and for violating the terms of his probation, both misdemeanors. Wilson was arrested in Marietta Municipal Court by Probation Officer Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Aug 14 at 3:49 pm.

Susan Raye Harvey, age 40, 11722 State Route 555, Cutler, for aggravated menacing, a misdemeanor. Harvey was arrested in Marietta Municipal Court by Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Aug 14 at 5:36 pm.

Ryan Edward Carpenter, age 19, 708 Front Street Apt. 17, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Carpenter was arrested on Second Street by Patrolman Estes of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Aug 14 at 3:15 am.

Aaron Robert Fulton, age 28, 205 E. Montgomery Street, Marietta, for theft, a misdemeanor. Fulton was arrested at Marietta College by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Aug 14 at 9:24 am.

There are currently 105 men and twenty-six women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 14 AUG 14

On 12 Aug 14 Ashley N. Moore, age 22, 209 Masonic Park Road, Marietta, reported she was assaulted by her aunt, Lorrie Lucas, age 36. Both women reside at the same home along with Ms. Lucas’ teenage son and Ms. Lucas’ mother. That evening, Ms. Lucas’ son was allegedly being rude so Ms. Moore yelled at him because of his behavior when his mother left the room. Overhearing Ms. Moore, Ms. Lucas approached her in an aggressive manner and grabbed her by the hair. Ms. Lucas struck Ms. Moore several times before she was able to escape and bystanders intervened. Though Ms. Lucas claimed Ms. Moore attacked her, witnesses agreed that Ms. Lucas was the primary aggressor. Therefore, Sgt. Anderson arrested Ms. Lucas for domestic violence and transported her to the Washington County Jail.

On 13 Aug 14 a resident on State Route 7 in Marietta Township reported an acquaintance arrived at his home that evening and appeared to be overdosing. The victim briefly lost consciousness and then fled the scene. Deputies responded and could not locate the victim (132, 597, 610).

On 13 Aug 14 Sharon R. Swartz, age 63, Route 3 Box 55, Cameron, WV, reported the license plate off her Chrysler Cirrus was stolen while it was parked for repairs at National Muffler and Brake Services at 114 Ellsworth Avenue, Marietta, between 1 Aug and 13 Aug. This case remains under investigation (113).

On 13 Aug 14 Carol A. Harvey, age 43, 1230 Mayle Ridge Road, Cutler, reported she was walking along Mayle Ridge Road when she heard someone yelling at her. Ms. Harvey said she then saw Susan Harvey, age 40, 11722 State Route 555, Cutler, yelling out of her vehicle’s window. After Susan passed Carol, she put her car in reverse and nearly struck Carol. Carol stated Susan blamed her for being placed on probation and threatened to beat her up when her probationary period was finished. Based on his investigation, Deputy Sheriff Metts requested a warrant for Susan for aggravated menacing.

On 13 Aug 14 Brian Baughan, age 35, 120 Wynncrest Drive, Marietta, reported he was at work between 7 am and 9:30 pm and during that timeframe an unknown suspect(s) entered his home. Stolen from Mr. Baughan’s home were two televisions, a DVD player, forty or fifty DVDs, an air compressor, three nail guns, a new pair of cowboy boots and a watch. The total value of the stolen items is approximately $1,120. This case remains under investigation (507).

On 13 Aug 14 Joseph E. O’Brien, age 28, 710 King Avenue, Cutler, reported he, his live-in boyfriend, Nathan Mercer, age 37, and a friend were gathered around a bonfire on his property when his father arrived at the scene. William E. O’Brien, age 50, 650 King Avenue, began yelling about the bonfire and threatened to his son and Mr. Mercer that he was going to “burn down their house and they would be no more.” The younger O’Brien and Mr. Mercer both stated the comment caused them to fear for their safety. The witness said she understood the threat of the elder O’Brien and said he was intoxicated and being loud and obnoxious. Based on his investigation, Deputy Sheriff McKee arrested the elder O’Brien for domestic violence and menacing and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 13 Aug 14 and Thursday 14 Aug 14:

Pebble Michelle Longfellow, age 29, 966 State Route 555, Little Hocking, for failure to appear, a felony. Longfellow was picked up at the Lakin Correctional Center by Deputy Sheriff Ellenwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 13 Aug 14 at 12:47 pm.

William Eugene O’Brien, age 50, 650 King Avenue, Cutler, for domestic violence and menacing, both misdemeanors. O’Brien was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Aug 14 at 12:56 am.

Justin Ryan Schroeder, age 32, 6235 Fifteenmile Creek Road, Wingett Run, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Schroeder was arrested at the Courthouse by Deputy Sheriff Gerber and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Aug 14 at 9:03 am.

There are currently 107 men and twenty-five women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 13 AUG 14

On 8 Aug 14 Lt. Rhodes arrested Sierra L. Radabaugh, age 20, 1588 Elizabeth Street, Belpre, for .08 breath OVI. Stopping Ms. Radabaugh for speeding on State Route 7 near Gravel Bank Road, Lt. Rhodes detected an odor of alcohol emanating from the vehicle. Ms. Radabaugh initially denied drinking any alcohol but later admitted consuming two beers. Ms. Radabaugh subsequently performed poorly on field sobriety tests. At the Washington County Jail, Ms. Radabaugh tested .099 BAC.

On 10 Aug 14 Irene G. Harmon, age 46, 701 Fourth Street, New Matamoras, reported an argument erupted when the father of her teenage daughter arrived at her home to retrieve some of his belongings. Michael Beegle, age 56, recently moved out of the home and became angry because he believed Ms. Harmon was speaking on the phone with another man. Usurping Ms. Harmon’s phone, Mr. Beegle threw it against a freezer and broke it. When Ms. Harmon asked for Mr. Beegle’s phone, which is in her name, he threw it on the floor, stomped on it, and threw it at Ms. Harmon. Thereafter, Mr. Beegle punched Ms. Harmon in the leg, and fled the scene. Lt. Stackpole later located Mr. Beegle, arrested him for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 10 Aug 14 Tammy Malone, age 60, 2120 State Route 550, Bartlett, reported she was driving her intoxicated boyfriend, Michael L. Leibrand, age 51, 2930 Lake Road, Fleming, en route to his home when he became angry because she would not stop and buy him more beer. When they stopped at the intersection of Rocky Point Road on State Route 339, Mr. Leibrand removed the key from the ignition and again demanded to stop for more beer. He then pulled his fist back in a threatening manner and told her she would end up in the woods across the road. At that point, a passerby stopped and Mr. Leibrand exited the vehicle and began walking down the road. Ms. Malone said she felt Mr. Leibrand would have caused her harm if the passerby had not intervened. Consequently, Deputy Sheriff Augenstein arrested Mr. Leibrand for menacing and transported him to the Washington County Jail. At the jail, Mr. Leibrand tested .289 BAC.

On 11 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff McGilton requested a summons for Courtney A. Stacy, age 22, 716 Elm Street, Belpre, for falsification. Ms. Stacy initially reported that a dog, along with a container of food and a dog bed, were dumped inside her fenced yard sometime the previous day. However, when Deputy McGilton began investigating Ms. Stacy’s claim, she could not corroborate many aspects of her statement. In fact, Deputy McGilton determined Ms. Stacy willingly took possession of the dog from her father’s girlfriend. Ms. Stacy later admitted she lied in her statement, but she did not provide a reason for doing so.

On 11 Aug 14 an employee of the Village of Lowell reported sometime overnight an unknown suspect(s) removed approximately sixty feet of copper pipe from the men’s restroom at Buell’s Park. This case remains under investigation (1010).

On 12 Aug 14 the mother of a three month old child sought treatment for her daughter at Marietta Memorial Hospital. The mother, a Belpre resident, was carrying the child as she walked in her yard when her knee buckled and she fell to the ground. Medical tests determined the child did not suffer any injuries (1090).

On 12 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff Hunter requested a summons for a fourteen year old New Matamoras resident to appear in Juvenile Court for being unruly. Previously counseled about her poor behavior, the teenager continued to be disrespectful while on visitation at her father’s home in Newport. The teenager admitted yelling and screaming at her father because he sets rules for the house that she does not like.

On 12 Aug 14 Lt. Gherke responded to the scene of death of a sixty-one year old Muskingum Township resident. 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 12 Aug 14 and Wednesday 13 Aug 14:

Zachery Alan Arnold, age 22, 131 Rauch Drive, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Arnold was arrested at the Courthouse by Deputy Sheriff Malone and processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Aug 14 at 3:25 pm.

Lorrie Lee Lucas, age 36, 209 Masonic Park Road, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Lucas was arrested at her residence by Sgt. Anderson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Aug 14 at 10:43 pm.

Thomas Michael Emerick, age 45, 301 Oakwood Avenue, Marietta, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Emerick was arrested on Cedar Street by Patrolman Dennison of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 13 Aug 14 at 1:52 am.

Gary Lee Cable, age 34, 485 Mount Tom Road, Marietta, for three felony counts of trafficking in drugs and a misdemeanor count of failure to appear. Cable was arrested on State Route 7 by Lt. Norman of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 13 Aug 14 at 10:07 am.

There are currently 107 men and twenty-five women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

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