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NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 14 NOV 14

On 19 Nov 14 a fifteen year old Braun Road, Belpre, resident suffered burns to 50% of his body when he attempted to fuel a fire with gasoline. While the teenager was pouring gasoline onto a fire he built to cook hot dogs, the gas can exploded. The teenager then ran around his yard in an attempt to extinguish his burning clothes. A neighbor, Travis Sturm, age 18, 3212 Braun Road, was nearby and ran to help. Mr. Sturm was able to get the teenager on the ground and to roll him to extinguish the flames. He received first, second and third degree burns to his arms, face and hands. After receiving treatment at Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Belpre campus, the teenager was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Columbus and Mr. Sturm was transferred to Ohio State Medical Center by ambulance.

On 19 Nov 14 Deputy Sheriff Carr and the New Matamoras Fire Department responded to a fire at 3575 Rinard Mills Road, New Matamoras. Two individuals cutting firewood in the area first noticed the fire in the gas pumping station building and observed electricity arcing from the area of the station’s compressor. The building and its contents were a total loss. The fire’s origin does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

On 20 Nov 14 Irma Chutes, age 56, 102 Simpson Street, Marietta, reported her estranged husband made several comments to her that she interpreted as being threatening. Deputy Sheriff Metts spoke to the alleged suspect and determined that no act of domestic violence occurred.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 19 Nov 14 and Thursday 20 Nov 14:

Kayla Dale Bates, age 29, 43891 Rich Valley Road, Caldwell, for violating the terms of her probation, a felony. Bates was arrested in Beverly by Patrolman Perine of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 14 at 2:55 pm.

Christian Marc McCarty, age 23, 125 Hickory Street, Lower Salem, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. McCarty was arrested at the Adult Probation Office by Patrolman Warden of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 14 at 4:24 pm.

Benjamin Randall Bruce, age 25, 111 W. Montgomery Street Lot 23, Marietta, for illegal conveyance of items into a detention facility, a felony. Bruce was picked up at the Ross Correctional Institution by Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 14 at 5:57 pm.

Troy Justin Mowery, age 23, 602 Washington Square, Marietta, for three misdemeanor counts of domestic violence. Mowery was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Sury of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 14 at 7:09 pm.

Matthew Dennis Mendenhall, age 31, 795 Greene Street, Newport, for three counts of burglary and three counts of theft of drugs, all felonies. Mendenhall turned himself in to Corrections Officers and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 14 at 7:26 pm.

Anthony Wayne Martin, age 38, 1010 Florence Street Apt. 3, Belpre, for assault, a misdemeanor. Martin was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Greathouse of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Nov 14 at 5:14 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 19 NOV 14

On 18 Nov 14 the female driver of a grey Toyota Corrolla drove over a traffic cone and struck the rolling garage door of a car wash bay at All American Car Wash at 838 Pike Street, Marietta. The driver exited her vehicle and inspected the damage to the door and then fled from the scene. The collision caused minor damage to the door. This case remains under investigation (132).

On 18 Nov 14 Deputies and Detectives investigated a breaking and entering at Miller’s AM/PM at 2889 State Route 821, Marietta. An unknown suspect(s) threw a concrete block through the store’s front window to gain entry before midnight on 17 Nov. At this time it is unclear what all was stolen; however it appears the suspect(s) stole a number of cartons of cigarettes.

On 19 Nov 14 a member of the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah Witnesses, 4635 State Route 60, Marietta, reported sometime overnight an unknown suspect wrote “hail Satan” in marker on the front door of their hall. Members were able to remove the writing with soap and water. This case remains under investigation (132).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 18 Nov 14 and Wednesday 19 Nov 14:

Lionel Justin Gore, age 27, 130 Cemetery Road, New Matamoras, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Gore was arrested in Juvenile Court by Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Nov 14 at 3:04 pm.

William Sean Darrah, age 54, 840 Second Street, Marietta, for domestic violence and for passing bad checks, both misdemeanors. Darrah was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 14 at 2:31 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 18 NOV 14

On 15 Nov 14 Deputy Sheriff McConnell responded to a domestic dispute at 484 Barrett South Road, Vincent. Kathleen S. Waldrep, age 24, reported she and her live-in boyfriend argued as they traveled to their residence and continued to argue when they arrived home. Ms. Waldrep feared the incident would escalate so she phoned 911. The parties agreed to separate for the evening to avoid further problems. Based on his investigation, Deputy McConnell closed this case as unfounded.

On 16 Nov 14 Kevin M. Bush, age 20, 1380 Brackenridge Road, Vincent, reported his live-in girlfriend was intoxicated and behaving erratically. At one point, Mr. Bush’s girlfriend locked herself in a bedroom. While she was inside the bedroom, Mr. Bush’s girlfriend punched a mirror and punched through a window. She suffered a deep cut to her arm and received treatment in Belpre’s Marietta Memorial Hospital. Deputy Sheriff McConnell determined no act of domestic violence occurred.

On 17 Nov 14 Deputy Sheriff Call requested summonses for Shanna Gorrell, age 36, 132 Washington Street, Waterford, and her boyfriend, Thomas Nicholson, age 26, 22579 State Route 60, Beverly, for disorderly conduct by fighting. Four days earlier, Deputy Call responded to Mr. Nicholson’s residence after Ms. Gorrell reported she struck a tree with her vehicle. Prior to that, Mr. Nicholson and Ms. Gorrell were involved in an altercation inside the home. Each party accused the other of initiating the incident and also of breaking several of the home’s windows.

On 17 Nov 14 Deputy Sheriff McKee investigated a report of six locks being cut off storage units at Smith Storage Units at 104 Ellsworth Avenue, Marietta. The only item that appears to be missing is a couch. The renter of the storage unit from where the couch was stolen declined to pursue the matter further.

On 17 Nov 14 the Little Hocking Fire Department transported a twenty-three year old Belpre Township resident to Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Belpre campus for treatment to a heroin overdose. The victim was found unresponsive and not breathing by his girlfriend, who revived him by performing CPR. Medical personnel said the victim should fully recover (507).

On 18 Jun 14 Winifred Malone, age 72, 713 Front Street, New Matamoras, reported in June of this year she and her husband paid a contractor $4,000 for roofing supplies. The contractor never purchased the supplies and has since refused to return their calls. This case remains under investigation (592).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 17 Nov 14 and Tuesday 18 Nov 14:

Shannon Michele Campbell, age 37, 560 W. Franklin Street Apt. 21, Nelsonville, for two misdemeanor counts of nonsupport of dependants. Campbell was picked up in Nelsonville by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Nov 14 at 1:25 pm.

Anthony Trent Hill, age 24, 1154 Patten Mills Road, Bartlett, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Hill was arrested at the office of Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Nov 14 at 2:19 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 17 NOV 14

On 14 Nov 14 Charles D. Lewis, age 43, 4630 State Route 339, Vincent, reported he recently discovered that his debit card information was used in New York to make two purchases totaling approximately $90. This case remains under investigation (1007).

On 15 Nov 14 Lt. Rhodes arrested Raina S. Ruble, age 21, 1622 Oak Street, Parkersburg, for OVI. Stopped near the Putnam Street bridge for operating a vehicle with an expired registration, Ms. Ruble had an odor of alcohol. Though she admitted consuming only one mixed drink, Ms. Ruble performed poorly on field sobriety tests. At the Washington County Jail, Ms. Ruble tested .143 BAC.

On 15 Nov 14 Charles W. Kidd, age 58, 6649 Anderson Road, Waterford, reported when he returned to his residence after being away for a brief period he noticed his bedroom window was broken. Mr. Kidd inventoried his belongings and determined nothing was stolen from his home. This case remains under investigation (790).

On 15 Nov 14 Lt. Rhodes issued a citation to Kyle D. Bailey, age 28, 33400 Bush Road, Reedsville, for driving under a suspended license. Lt. Rhodes stopped Mr. Bailey on US 50 near the Athens County line in Belpre Township.

On 15 Nov 14 Brent S. Mullins, age 19, 815 Warrior Drive, Vincent, was pulling his Buick sedan into a parking stall at Dollar General at 10282 State Route 550, Vincent, when his brakes failed and caused him to strike the building. The collision caused minor damage to the structure (1007).

On 15 Nov 14 Rowena Goodwin, age 44, 113 Mitchell’s Lane, Marietta, reported she believes a relative stole three bottles of her prescription medication while he visited her residence that afternoon. This case remains under investigation (129).

On 15 Nov 14 Deputies and Detectives responded to the scene of death of a twenty-six year old Adams Township resident. Though no foul play is suspected in the woman’s death, the decedent was sent to Montgomery County for autopsy (292, 507, 790, 910, 953, 1293).

On 16 Nov 14 an employee of Dollar General, 10200 State Route 60, Lowell, reported an unknown suspect stole the donation jar from the store’s front counter. The amount of money in the jar is unknown. This case remains under investigation (129).

On 16 Nov 14 Terry Perdew, age 52, 150 Silver Globe Road, Marietta, reported an unknown suspect(s) forced open the front door to his residence. While investigating the report, Deputy Sheriff’s Carr and McConnell noticed an odor of marijuana. Given permission to search the home, the Deputies discovered a marijuana pipe and nearly seventeen grams of marijuana. Mr. Perdew commented that the suspect that pried open his door could possibly been looking for his marijuana. Based on their investigation, Deputy McConnell requested summonses for Mr. Perdew for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 14 Nov 14 and Monday 17 Nov 14:

Bradly David Wells, age 33, 419 S. Franklin Street, Nelsonville, for nonsupport of dependants, a misdemeanor. Wells was picked up in Michigan by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Nov 14 at 4:16 pm.

Samantha Rae Smith, age 24, 30 Abicht Drive, Newport, for disorderly conduct by fighting, a misdemeanor. Smith was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Nov 14 at 10:13 pm.

Tabitha Mae Smith, age 33, 407 Stone Road, Belpre, for domestic violence and for disorderly conduct by fighting, both misdemeanors. Smith was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Heddleston of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Nov 14 at 12:29 am.

Bryan Edward White, age 35, 1857 Seventh Street, Parkersburg, for being a fugitive from justice, a felony. White was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Heddleston of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Nov 14 at 1:23 am.

Raina Shae Ruble, age 21, 1622 Oak Street, Parkersburg, for OVI, a misdemeanor. Ruble was arrested on the west side of Marietta by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Nov 14 at 3:53 am.

Joshua Alan Beaver, age 34, 605 1/2 Main Street, New Matamoras, for contempt of a court order, a misdemeanor. Beaver turned himself in to Probation Officer Willson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Nov 14 at 2:29 pm.

David Andrew Walker, age 28, 2836 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent, for two felony counts of theft. Walker was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Nov 14 at 8:19 pm.

Erick Alan Cline, age 28, 309 Maple Street, Belpre, for obstructing official business, driving under a suspended license, failure to signal and failure to appear, all misdemeanors. Cline was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Tewanger of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Nov 14 at 2:41 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 14 NOV 14

On 13 Nov 14 an employee of Stonebridge Operating Company reported an unknown suspect(s) entered the companies storage trailers near milepost eight on County Road 9 and stole oil well parts. The suspect(s) stole 2,000 pounds of property that was worth a total of $14,000. This case remains under investigation (592).

On 13 Nov 14 Linda D. Miller, age 57, 1080 Walsh Road, Vincent, reported she was involved in an argument with her thirty-five year old stepson. Mrs. Miller claimed her stepson threw a can of beer at her but Deputy Sheriff McPeek could not find evidence that the stepson did so. The stepson admitted being involved in an argument but denied making any threats or throwing anything at Mrs. Miller. He agreed to spend the night elsewhere to avoid further problems. Based on his investigation, Deputy McPeek closed this case as unfounded.

On 13 Nov 14 Lt. Gherke responded to a domestic dispute at 714 McGill Road, Vincent. Ericka A. Stout, age 33, and her husband struggled for a mobile phone during an argument over ending their marriage. The involved parties blamed the other for initiating the altercation and provided conflicting stories about the dispute. Lt. Gherke will contact the Law Director’s Office to determine if any charges are warranted in the case.

On 13 Oct 14 Joyce A. Walker, age 37, 200 Edmar Avenue, Marietta, reported she recently noticed a number of pills were missing from a prescription bottle in her bathroom. This case remains under investigation (592).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 12 Nov 14 and Friday 14 Nov 14:

James Curtis Parmiter, age 32, 200 Pennock Drive Lot 33, Beverly, for a felony charge of tampering with evidence and a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear. Parmiter was picked up at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Nov 14 at 4:54 pm.

Danielle Anne Dalton, age 22, 1663 Lincoln Heights, Pomeroy, for violating the terms of her probation, a felony. Dalton was picked up at the Middleport Jail by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Nov 14 at 5:08 pm.

Anna Farrah Walters, age 27, 612 Putnam Street, Parkersburg, for disorderly conduct by fighting, a misdemeanor. Walters was arrested on State Route 7 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Nov 14 at 5:22 pm.

William Edward Bartges Jr., age 41, 210 Maple Street, Newport, for a felony charge of domestic violence and for misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and aggravated menacing. Bartges was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Johnson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Nov 14 at 7:24 pm.

Gabrielle Elizabeth Rhoton, age 18, 1380 Brackenridge Road, Vincent, for theft and for violating the terms of her probation, both misdemeanors. Rhoton was arrested in Marietta by Probation Officer Ferrell and processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Nov 14 at 7:55 pm.

Brent Jason Sidwell, age 32, 1045 Ridgewood Boulevard, Belpre, for intimidation of a witness, a felony. Sidwell was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McPeek and processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Nov 14 at 8:38 pm.

Michael James Shrader, age 53, 1681 E. Main Street, Lancaster, OH, for failure to appear, a felony. Shrader was picked up at the Fairfield County Jail by Deputy Sheriff Doak and processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Nov 14 at 8:52 pm.

John Gay Sims, age 55, 2305 Miller Avenue, Belpre, for giving false information to avoid a ticket, for failing to reinstate his operator’s license and for not wearing a seat belt, all misdemeanors. Sims was arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 13 Nov 14 at 1:53 am.

Shean Daniel Sparks, age 30, 430 Douglas Avenue, Marietta, for nonsupport of dependants, a misdemeanor. Sparks was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Huffer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 13 Nov 14 at 3:10 pm.

Corey Enos Singer, age 35, 1042 Hadley Lane, Marietta, for possession of drug paraphernalia and for two counts of aggravated menacing, all misdemeanors. Singer was arrested on Seventh Street by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 13 Nov 14 at 3:52 pm.

Carl Wayne Smith, age 28, 96 Boaz Garden Drive, Williamstown, for theft, a misdemeanor. Smith was arrested at Kroger by Patrolman Kramer of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 13 Nov 14 at 4:45 pm.

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

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