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NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 1 JUL 15

On 30 Jun 15 residents at 338 and 398 Stanley Mills Road, Little Hocking, reported their unlocked vehicles were entered sometime during the night. The only item stolen from the vehicles was a radar detector. This case remains under investigation (594).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 30 Jun 15 and Wednesday 1 Jul 15:

James Warren Smith, age 28, 648 Phillips Street, Marietta, for two misdemeanor counts of violating the terms of his probation. Smith was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Chapman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jun 15 at 9:22 am.

Kimberly Ann Cornute, age 36, 728 Second Street, Marietta, for theft and for breach of recognizance, both misdemeanors. Cornute was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Warden of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jun 15 at 4:40 pm.

Christian Marc McCarty, age 23, 125 Hickory Street, Lower Salem, for violating the terms of his parole, a felony. McCarty was arrested in Marietta by Probation Officer Gilchrist and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jun 15 at 6:02 pm.

Matthew Richard Jett, age 30, 312 Third Street Apt. 2, Lowell, for driving under a suspended license and for possession of drugs, both misdemeanors. Jett turned himself in to Corrections Officers and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Jul 15 at 2:22 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 30 JUN 15

On 28 Jun 15 Deputy Sheriff Call arrested Angelena A. Lang, age 31, 600 Olloch Hill Road, Lowell, for disorderly conduct by intoxication. Witnesses at Ms. Lang’s home said she was three sheets to the wind and began causing problems when she began drinking liquor. Ms. Lang swung a dog bowl at a relative and barely struck the relative’s face. Witnesses said Ms. Lang did not injure anyone but they felt she would continue to cause problems if she remained at the residence. At the jail, Ms. Lang tested .185 BAC.

On 29 Jun 15 Deputy Sheriff McPeek issued a citation to Erica M. Farmer, age 3595 Turkeyhen Road, Waterford, for traveling 65 mph in a 55 mph zone. Deputy McPeek stopped Ms. Farmer near milepost ten on State Route 339 in Barlow Township.

On 29 Jun 15 Deputy Sheriff McPeek issued a citation to Zachariah Mugrage, age 28, 109 Theis Avenue Lot 19, Marietta, for traveling 45 mph in a 35 mph zone. Deputy McPeek stopped Mr. Mugrage near milepost twenty on State Route 26 in Waterford Township.

On 29 Jun 15 Sgt. Mankins issued a citation to Isaac D. Stout, age 30, 433 Strecker Lane, Marietta, for traveling 66 mph in a 55 mph zone. Sgt. Mankins stopped Mr. Stout near milepost nine on State Route 60 in Muskingum Township.

On 29 Jun 15 Sgt. Mankins issued a citation to Rachael A. Davis, age 35, 880 Point Lookout Road, Stockport, for traveling 74 mph in a 55 mph zone. Sgt. Mankins stopped Ms. Davis Stout near milepost eight on State Route 60 in Muskingum Township.

On 29 Jun 15 Deputy Sheriffs Johnson and McKee investigated reports of multiple mailboxes being damaged in Ludlow Township. A total of thirty-two mailboxes were damaged on Rinard Mills Road, State Route 26 and State Route 260.

On 29 Jun 15 the owner of Triple H Storage, 30, Brooks Lane, Marietta, reported he noticed the locks were cut off three storage units. It is unknown if any property was stolen. This case remains under investigation (594).

On 29 Jun 15 Lt. Stackpole and the Little Hocking Fire Department responded to a fire at the Home of Karen Crouch, age 63, at 921 Boggy Hollow Road, Cutler. Ms. Crouch smelled smoke when she entered her home after being outside for a period. The fire was limited to the kitchen area and was easily extinguished. Ms. Crouch accidentally left a burner on her stove turned on and it burned through the bottom of a pot and caused minor damage to the surrounding area. Ms. Crouch suffered a second degree burn on her foot but refused treatment.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 29 Jun 15 and Tuesday 30 Jun 15:

Justin Allen Alexander, age 36, 145 Blocksom Street Apt. E, Zanesville, for escape, theft, burglary, having a weapon while under disability and violating the terms of his parole, all felonies. Alexander was arrested in Belpre by Deputy Sheriff Metts and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jun 15 at 3:01 pm.

Shawn Allen Cooper, age 31, 309 Pine Street, Coshocton, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Cooper was arrested in Belpre by Deputy Sherriff Metts and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jun 15 at 5:51 pm.

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

These suspects were sentenced recently in Common Pleas Court:

Joshua Simon Bennett, age 36, 136 Oakwood Drive, McConnelsville, for gross sexual imposition, a third degree felony; thirty-two days;

Douglas W. Fouts, age 41, 3106 Williamstown Pike, Williamstown, for gross sexual imposition and attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, both fourth degree felonies; eighteen months;

Dina L. Wilson, age 44, 427 Barnett Ridge Road, Belpre, for conspiracy to commit murder, a first degree felony; three years;

NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 29 JUN 15

On 26 Jun 15 Deputy Sheriff Hall issued a citation to Taylor Kosinar, age 20, 5776 Coleman Lane, Stockport, for not wearing a seat belt. Deputy Hall stopped Mr. Kosinar for having an inoperable headlight on State Route 60 near milepost nine in Muskingum Township.

On 26 Jun 15 Deputy Sheriff Huffer requested summonses for Baxter L. Grimes, age 38, and Challis Howell, age 32, both of 817 Grandview Avenue, New Matamoras, for disorderly conduct by fighting. Deputy Huffer observed the two suspects punching each other while he was on patrol on Grandview Avenue in New Matamoras. After being separated, Mr. Grimes and Mr. Howell apologized to each other. Both said the quarrel began over a disagreement about a vehicle.

On 26 Jun 15 Deputy Sheriff Hall issued a citation to Andrew Strauss, 3415 Hickman Road, Waterford, for driving under a suspended license and for not wearing a seat belt. Deputy Hall stopped Mr. Strauss for having an inoperable license plate light on State Route 60 near Bear Creek Road in Muskingum Township.

On 27 Jun 15 a resident on Minch Road in Salem Township reported he found an unknown male passed out in his yard around 3 am. Awakened from his slumber, the suspect said he was at a party at the end of Minch Road and he thought he was currently on Lowell Hill Road. The victim also had swelling in his face, which he said was the result of being attacked by two or three individuals at the party. Questioned about his inebriety, the suspect said he consumed fifteen beers within three and a half hours. He tested .170 BAC. The Salem Fire Department transported the suspect to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment. The homeowner declined to pursue trespassing charges (1010).

On 27 Jun 15 Steven Griffin, age 48, 6566 Swamp Street NE, Hartville, OH, reported at some point since the beginning of the month, an unknown suspect(s) entered his hunting cabin on Felter Road in Independence Township and stole a small refrigerator and a propane boot dryer. This case remains under investigation (1010).

On 27 Jun 15 Bryan K. Carpenter, age 51, 528 Federal Road, Little Hocking, reported his estranged wife entered his home without permission and when she found him in bed with another woman, she kicked him in the leg. Mr. Carpenter exchanged verbal insults with his wife and then escorted her out of his home without incident. Mr. Carpenter was not injured and did not fear for his safety during the incident. As a result, Deputy Sheriff Call closed this case as unfounded.

On 27 Jun 15 a Belpre resident reported she has not seen or heard from her twenty-five year old son for more than a day. The last contact she had was a text message stating that he was not returning home and that he was going to kill himself. This case remains under investigation (608).

On 28 Jun 15 Sgt. Holbert and Deputy Sheriff Hunter responded to the scene of death of an eighty-five year old Grandview 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 Friday 26 Jun 15 and Monday 29 Jun 15:

Daniel Wayne Goldsmith, age 24, 101 Theis Avenue Lot 1, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Goldsmith was arrested on Seventh Street by Patrolman Pinkerton of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jun 15 at 6:05 pm.

Charles Edward Meeks, age 70, 126 Nolan Circle, Marietta, for assault, a misdemeanor. Meeks turned himself in to Lt. Hornbeck at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jun 15 at 8:30 pm.

Heather Denise Rex, age 30, 805 Mitchell Avenue Apt. 4, Beverly, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Rex was arrested on Mitchell Avenue by Patrolman Perine of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jun 15 at 11:00 pm.

Branden Ross Barnes, age 19, 210 Bell Cemetery Road, New Matamoras, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Barnes was arrested in New Matamoras by Deputy Sheriff Huffer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jun 15 at 1:15 am.

James Allen Cooper, age 29, 370 State Route 266, Stockport, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Cooper was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Kampmeier of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jun 15 at 4:05 am.

Cortney Dawn Pugh, age 21, 717 Greene Street Apt. A, Marietta, for possession of drugs, a misdemeanor. Pugh was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Kramer of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jun 15 at 6:32 pm.

Dallas Willey Farnsworth, age 41, 122 Harmar Street, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication and criminal damaging, both misdemeanors. Farnsworth was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Linscott of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jun 15 at 8:45 pm.

Angelena Ashley Lang, age 31, Olloch Hill Road, Lowell, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Lang was arrested in Lowell by Deputy Sheriff Call and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jun 15 at 11:57 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 26 JUN 15

On 25 Jun 15 Deputy Sheriff Johnson requested a warrant for Charles E. Meeks, age 70, 126 Nolan Circle, Marietta, for assault. Edwina K. Campbell, age 64, 826 N. Kennebec Avenue, McConnelsville, was visiting Mr. Meeks’ residence when the two became embroiled in an argument. During the dispute, Mr. Meeks forcefully shoved his girlfriend against a set of steps and dragged her out the front door by her feet.

On 25 Jun 15 Sgt. Mankins issued a citation to Jason S. Lynch, age 43, Route 1 Box 37, Friendly, WV, for traveling 59 mph in a 45 mph zone. Sgt. Mankins stopped Mr. Lynch on State Route 60 in Muskingum Township.

On 25 Jun 15 Sgt. Mankins issued a citation to Steven W. Howe, age 60, 153 Rauch Drive, Marietta, for traveling 59 mph in a 45 mph zone. Sgt. Mankins stopped Mr. Howe on the 800 block of Pike Street in Marietta.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 25 Jun 15 and Friday 26 Jun 15:

Aaron Wesley Cain, age 34, 16687 Crooked Tree Road, Dexter City, for felony charges of tampering with evidence and child endangering and misdemeanor charges of driving under an FRA suspended license and violating the terms of his probation. Cain was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jun 15 at 10:13 pm.

Cameron James Cowan, age 22, 25 Lane Road, Vincent, for two felony counts of trafficking in drugs. Cowan was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jun 15 at 12:49 am.

Rhonda Deann Clark, age 38, 1685 Wynncrest Drive, Marietta, for theft, criminal trespassing and failure to appear, all misdemeanors. Clark was arrested at Wal-Mart by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jun 15 at 1:14 am.

David Allen Ward, age 49, 202 Tennis Center Drive, Marietta, for two felony counts of complicity in trafficking in drugs. Ward turned himself in to Corrections Officers and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jun 15 at 4:14 am.

Dustin Tyler Marcum, age 22, 27335 State Route 7, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Marcum was arrested at his residence by Probation Officer Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jun 15 at 4:43 am.

Cassandra Lee Pitts, age 24, 42 Watertown Road, Waterford, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Pitts was arrested in Waterford by Deputy Sheriff Carr and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jun 15 at 6:41 am.

Robert Lee Reed, age 59, 999 Little Bear Creek Road, Lowell, for receiving stolen property, a felony. Reed was arrested at his residence by Lt. Norman of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jun 15 at 2:34 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 25 JUN 15

On 24 Jun 15 a resident reported finding a syringe in a parking lot on Main Street in Lowell. The syringe contained a dried dark brown and black substance. Deputy Sheriff Johnson recovered the syringe and designated it for destruction.

On 24 Jun 15 George S. Dunn, age 59, 8929 State Route 555, Cutler, reported an acquaintance stole a laptop computer and two mobile phones when she departed his residence the day before. The suspect was later arrested in Parkersburg and found in possession of a laptop and several mobile phones. Mr. Dunn was returned the two mobile phones he identified as belonging to him. It is unclear if the laptop belongs to Mr. Dunn. Mr. Dunn declined to pursue charges in the matter (509).

On 25 Jun 15 Danny J. Southers, age 62, 18553 County Road 9, New Matamoras, for illegal cultivation of marijuana. Initially, Deputies responded to County Road 9 in Grandview Township on 22 Jun after receiving reports that Mr. Southers was in the roadway behaving in a strange manner. The Deputies subsequently performed a welfare check on Mr. Southers’ wife and while doing so discovered multiple sandwich bags containing marijuana. A further search of the home led to the discovery of an indoor marijuana grow operation. Inside a bedroom at the residence, Deputies observed seven marijuana plants, grow lights and chemicals. The ten sandwich bags the Deputies observed contained approximately one ounce of marijuana each.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 24 Jun 15 and Thursday 25 Jun 15:

Brandon Chad West, age 19, 1304 Knotts Court, Belpre, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. West was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Nichols of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Jun 15 at 6:26 pm.

Regis Joseph Stohl, age 27, 513 Elder Street, Parkersburg, for being a fugitive from justice, a felony. Stohl was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Kirby of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Jun 15 at 6:50 pm.

Thomas Gene Carpenter Jr., age 43, 214 Patricia Drive, Byersville, OH, for assault, a misdemeanor. Carpenter was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Chapman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Jun 15 at 8:37 pm.

Gary Dennis Berentz, age 46, 108 Riley Drive Apt. 1, Marietta, for two felony counts of trafficking in drugs. Berentz was arrested at his residence by Detective Lockhart of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jun 15 at 10:18 am.

Danny Joe Southers, age 62, 18553 County Road 9, New Matamoras, for illegal cultivation of marijuana, a felony. Southers was arrested at Marietta Memorial Hospital by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jun 15 at 1:39 pm.

Brian Keith McKinney, age 29, 1822 Jonestown Road, Saint Marys, for aggravated menacing, a misdemeanor. McKinney was picked up at the North Central Regional Jail by Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jun 15 at 1:52 pm.

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

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