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NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 2 SEP 14

On 29 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff McConnell issued a citation to Christopher G. Bailey, age 34, RR 3 Box 267A, Elizabeth, WV, for failing to stop at a stop sign. Deputy McConnell stopped Mr. Bailey after he failed to stop when turning from the exit ramp of US 50 onto State Route 339 in Belpre Township.

On 29 Aug 14 Lt. Rhodes issued a citation to David E. Cutlip, age 51, 975 Robert Stone Way, Reedsville, WV, for operating a vehicle with a registration that expired in February 2013. Lt. Rhodes stopped Mr. Cutlip on US 50 near Federal Road in Belpre Township.

On 29 Aug 14 Lt. Rhodes issued a citation to Joshua J. Freeman, age 28, 23409 Lightner Road, Guysville, for driving under a suspended license, for not wearing a seat belt and for operating a vehicle with expired license plates. Lt. Rhodes stopped Mr. Freeman on US 50 near Federal Road in Belpre Township.

On 30 Aug 14 Philip A. Eagle, age 48, 1105 Veto Road, Vincent, reported his wife’s son recently stole a generator from his garage. The suspect admitted taking the generator and selling it in order to purchase heroin, but despite her husband’s wishes his mother was adamant that she did not want to press charges against her son. Since the generator was marital property, Deputy Sheriff McPeek will consult the Prosecutor’s Office to determine if charges are warranted in the case.

On 30 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff McKee issued a citation to Lalania R. Beckett, age 43, 99 Dutton Hill Terrace Apt. 146, Parkersburg, for failing to stop at a stop sign. Deputy McKee stopped Ms. Beckett after she failed to stop when turning from the exit ramp of US 50 onto State Route 339 in Belpre Township.

On 30 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff McKee issued a citation to James Fox, age 65, 154 Dee Street, Waverly, WV, for failing to stop at a stop sign. Deputy McKee stopped Mr. Fox after she failed to stop when turning from the exit ramp of US 50 onto State Route 339 in Belpre Township.

On 31 Aug 14 Ralph J. Smith, age 60, 247 Fairway Drive, Beverly, reported on more than one occasion during the past few months items were stolen from two buildings on property he owns at 591 Coryhill Road, Waterford. The stolen items include wrought iron, mounted animal heads, a lantern, deer feeder parts and a lawn chair. This case remains under investigation (610).

On 1 Sep 14 the Little Hocking Fire Department transported a twenty-nine year old Belpre resident to Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Belpre emergency room for treatment to a prescription drug overdose. The victim ingested between ten and fifteen of her prescription pills and stated she caused herself to regurgitate the pills a short time later. The victim is expected to fully recover (790).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 29 Aug 14 and Tuesday 2 Sep 14:

Joshua James Freeman, age 28, 23409 Lightner Road, Guysville, for driving under a suspended license, for not wearing a seat belt, for operating a vehicle with expired license plates and for disorderly conduct by intoxication, all misdemeanors. Freeman was arrested in Little Hocking by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Aug 14 at 3:40 pm.

Zachary Barnett, age 27, 231 Hillcrest Drive Apt. D, Marietta, for aggravated menacing and domestic violence, both misdemeanors. Barnett was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McPeek and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Aug 14 at 5:17 pm.

Gary Paul Barker, age 25, 817 Lenore Street, Parkersburg, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Barker was arrested at the office of Probation Officer Smith and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Aug 14 at 5:31 pm.

Hoyt Adkins III, age 28, 108 Theis Avenue Apt. 3, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Adkins was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Aug 14 at 8:38 pm.

Scott Allen Milner, age 49, 10115 Old River Road, Blue Rock, OH, for two felony counts of aggravated robbery. Milner was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Nohe of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Aug 14 at 1:28 am.

James Thomas Shook, age 28, Marietta, for OVI and failure to signal, both misdemeanors. Shook was arrested on Gilman Avenue by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Aug 14 at 2:55 am.

Brandon Lee Gibbs, age 21, 827 Ridge Street, Marietta, for assault and for obstructing official business, both misdemeanors. Gibbs was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Aug 14 at 3:29 am.

Christopher Pearson, age 46, 240 Hillcrest Drive, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Pearson was arrested on Putnam Street by Patrolman Dennison of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Aug 14 at 5:18 am.

James Louis Antill Jr., age 31, 102 Muskingum Terrace Apt. D, Marietta, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Antill was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Aug 14 at 8:49 am.

Shannon Marie Lang, age 34, 355 Bowersock Road, Reno, for violating the terms of her probation, a felony. Lang was arrested in Marietta by Probation Officer Linscott and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Aug 14 at 1:28 pm.

Charles Raymond Cody Miller, age 18, 910 Caywood Road, Marietta, for possession of drugs, for violating the terms of his parole and for three counts of corrupting another with drugs, all felonies. Miller was arrested at the fairgrounds by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Aug 14 at 9:18 pm.

Regina Lynn Hoover, age 50, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Hoover was arrested in Beverly by Patrolman Oliver of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Aug 14 at 9:31 pm.

Tracey Francis Anthony, age 24, 45 Wyndham Knot, Parkersburg, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Anthony was arrested on Maple Street by Patrolman Heddleston of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 31 Aug 14 at 3:38 am.

Anthony Trent Hill, age 25, 1154 Patten Mills Road, Bartlett, for assault and for two counts of domestic violence, all misdemeanors. Hill was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed into the Washington County Jail on 31 Aug 14 at 6:01 am.

Damon Christopher Brubaker, age 40, 70 Hanover Lane, Cutler, for a felony charge of receiving stolen property and a misdemeanor charge of theft. Brubaker was arrested at Wal-Mart by Patrolman Kramer of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Sep 14 at 10:53 am.

Toni Marie McKain, age 22, 806 41st Street, Parkersburg, for vandalism, a felony. McKain was picked up at the Tuscarawas County Jail and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Sep 14 at 11:17 am.

Brittany Anne Deibel, age 18, 801 Kerns Drive Apt. C, Bolivar, OH, for theft, a misdemeanor. Deibel was arrested on Acme Street by Patrolman Ellenwood of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Sep 14 at 5:27 pm.

Ian Kelly Hamrick, age 42, 1730 Creek Road, Stockport, for domestic violence and for using a weapon while intoxicated, both misdemeanors. Hamrick was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Metts and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Sep 14 at 10:00 pm.

There are currently 108 men and twenty women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 29 AUG 14

On 28 Aug 14 one of the owners of Worthington Farms reported a large amount of produce was stolen from their roadside stand on State Route 60 near Riverview Road in Adams Township. In addition to stealing courgettes, watermelons, peppers and tomatoes, the suspect(s) unsuccessfully attempted to pry open the stand’s cash box. The value of the stolen produce is between $75 and $100. This case remains under investigation (113).

On 28 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff White responded to the scene of an altercation in the parking lot of IGA in Newport. What initially was an argument between Sherry Van Pelt, age 56, 5715 Serene Drive, Beaumont, TX, and her son’s fiancée escalated to the point where both women were shoving each other. Neither of the involved parties desired to pursue charges against the other.

On 28 Aug 14 Sgt. Reeder requested a summons for Amanda M. Montano, age 33, 2317 Oak Street, Parkersburg, for telecommunications harassment. Despite being asked previously to not contact the thirty two year old victim, Ms. Montano phoned the victim nineteen times since 20 Aug. In one call, Ms. Montano threatened to assault the victim, causing her to fear enough for her safety that she left her home with her daughter to stay at a relative’s home for an evening.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 28 Aug 14 and Friday 29 Aug 14:

Timothy Marrell Conner, age 27, 366 E. 222nd Street, Cleveland, for theft, forgery, and receiving stolen property, all felonies. Conner was arrested on Orchard Street by Patrolman Kampmeier of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Aug 14 at 11:17 pm.

Erin Kathleen Martin, age 39, 3623 Packard Street Apt. 48, Parkersburg, for driving under a suspended license and speeding, both misdemeanors. Martin was arrested on Acme Street by Patrolman Thomas of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Aug 14 at 12:27 am.

Daniel Scott Metz, age 43, 101 Allen Street, Little Hocking, for violating the terms of a protection order, a misdemeanor. Metz was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Chapman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Aug 14 at 10:57 am.

There are currently 102 men and eighteen women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 28 AUG 14

On 26 Aug 14 the Warren Fire Department transported Phillip Casto, age 67, 3290 Warren Chapel Road, Marietta, to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to a laceration on his right wrist. Mr. Casto was moving bags of concrete mix in the front loader of his tractor when his tractor began to coast backward down a hill. Unable to press the tractor’s brake, Mr. Casto cut the steering wheel to avoid striking a fence. That action caused the tractor to roll onto its side. Mr. Casto did not suffer any serious injuries (1090).

On 26 Aug 14 a thirty-three year old Marietta resident reported another student gave her fourteen year old son prescription pills while riding the school bus home from Frontier High School. The teenager confirmed that for the past two days two students gave him pills that they said were muscle relaxers. This case remains under investigation (509).

On 27 Aug 14 Daryl Vandale, age 64, 605 Dodd Run Road, Marietta, reported he was recently informed that another individual used his personal information to file an Ohio state income tax return. This case remains under investigation (507).

On 27 Aug 14 Lt. Rhodes arrested David C. Houck, age 21, 710 Old Sweeney Farm Road, Pineville, WV, for OVI and for driving outside the marked lanes of travel. First noticing that Mr. Houck was traveling 48 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 77, Lt. Rhodes stopped Mr. Houck near milepost thirteen for driving outside his lane of travel. Lt. Rhodes observed that Mr. Houck’s eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred. Mr. Houck was also slow to respond to questions and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Inside Mr. Houck’s vehicle, Lt. Rhodes discovered a smoking device along with packages of herbal incense. Mr. Houck claimed he used the device to burn incense and denied using it to ingest any incense products.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 27 Aug 14 and Thursday 28 Aug 14:

David Cody Houck, age 21, 710 Old Sweeney Farm Road, Pineville, WV, for OVI and for driving outside the marked lanes of travel, both misdemeanors. Houck was arrested near milepost thirteen on Interstate 77 by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Aug 14 at 11:27 pm.

Darla Sue Dunfee, age 41, 713 Briggs Hill Road, Belpre, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Dunfee was picked up in Belmont County, WV by Deputy Sheriff Ellenwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Aug 14 at 1:55 pm.

There are currently 106 men and seventeen women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 27 AUG 14

On 22 Aug 14 Lt. Rhodes and Detective Smeeks responded to the scene of death of a sixty-nine year old Warren Township resident. The woman’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 25 Aug 14 Lt. Stackpole responded to a domestic dispute at the home of Alford Wilson, age 62, at 427 Barnett Ridge Road, Belpre. Mr. Wilson admitted being involved in an argument with his wife over marital issues but said no physical violence occurred. Mr. Wilson’s wife agreed, stating that this type of incident occurs fairly often as they are trying to work through issues. Based on his investigation, Lt. Stackpole closed this case as unfounded.

On 25 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff Huffer and Detective Parks responded to the scene of death of a seventy-one year old Marietta Township resident. The man was found pinned under his riding mower on a steep slope on his property. The emergency room physician said the cause of the man’s death could have been cardiac-related but she was not certain. No foul play is suspected.

On 26 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff McPeek and the Warren Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at the residence of William E. Hague, age 35, at 370 Lang Farm Road, Marietta. Mr. Hague had just parked his 2003 Chevy Silverado and was feeding his animals when his neighbor ran to him and informed him the vehicle was on fire. The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames but quickly extinguished by the fire department. The cause of the fire appears to be electrical in nature.

On 26 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff Huffer requested summonses for Donald Bartimus Jr., age 34, 2346 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent, and his wife Katherine, age 33, for theft. While Mr. Bartimus filled out a DVD rental form at Par Mar at 8600 State Route 339, Vincent, surveillance video showed his wife stepping behind the counter and placing two or three packs of cigarettes in her purse. Thereafter, Mr. Bartimus can be seen placing a 5 Hour Energy drink in his pocket before paying for a DVD rental. Mr. Bartimus was initially vague when asked about stealing anything, stating that he and his wife were high on Xanax at the time. He later admitted he and his wife stole the items.

On 26 Aug 14 Sean C. Schwendeman, age 44, 4725 Zion Ridge Road, Marietta, reported he believes a relative may have stolen his recently filled prescription medication. Mr. Schwendeman was unsure if the relative actually took his medication so he declined to pursue the matter further (509).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 26 Aug 14 and Wednesday 27 Aug 14:

Talon Daniel Feucht, age 20, 843 Greene Street, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation and for four counts of contributing to the delinquency/unruliness of a minor, all misdemeanors. Feucht was arrested at the office of Probation Officer E. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Aug 14 at 10:03 am.

Jeremy Ray Collins, age 32, 1713 Staunton Avenue, Parkersburg, for possession of drug paraphernalia, for not wearing a seat belt and for violating the terms of his probation, all misdemeanors. Collins was arrested near milepost three on State Route 7 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Aug 14 at 2:22 pm.

Vickie Marie Thompson, age 31, 111 W. Montgomery Street Lot 10, Marietta, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Thompson was picked up at the Ohio Reformatory for Women and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Aug 14 at 3:32 pm.

Joseph Richard Fox, age 34, 215 ½ Second Street, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Fox was arrested at the office of Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Aug 14 at 4:27 pm.

Dennis Ray Oakley, age 33, 110 Browns Alley, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Oakley was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Huffer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Aug 14 at 9:39 pm.

There are currently 109 men and nineteen women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

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