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NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 27 JUN 16

The following individual was recently sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas Court:

Jennifer Marie Legleitner, age 27, 66 Wynncrest Drive, for failure to send child to school; one hundred dollar fine to be paid within three months.

Ronald Louis Morehouse, age 33, 1515 Mill Branch Road, Belpre, for assault, Washington County Jail 45 days.

Kimberly Darlene Bonnett, age 43, 1360 Silver Globe Road, Marietta, for theft, Washington County Jail 125 days.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 24 Jun 16 and Monday 27 Jun 16:

Robert Lee Adams, age 31, 300 Ivey Street, Parkersburg, WV, for falsification and receiving stolen property, both misdemeanors, and for probation violation, a felony. Adams was arrested on Washington Boulevard by Patrolman Holliday of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Jun 16 at 7:43 pm.

Bailey Richard Lee, age 19, 395 Warrior Drive, Vincent, for theft of drugs, a felony, and for drug possession, a misdemeanor. Lee was arrested on Warrior Drive by Deputy Parks of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Jun 16 at 10:43 pm.

Janet Sue Barton, age 58, 2450 Pleasant Ridge Road, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Barton was arrested in Marietta by Deputy Huffer of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jun 16 at 4:44 pm.

Melissa Dawn Gilbert, age 45, 603 Palmer Drive, Parkersburg, WV, for theft, a misdemeanor. Gilbert was arrested at Walmart by Patrolman Hilverding of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Jun 16 at 4:49 pm.

Dale A Doebereiner, age 29, 2127 Righteous Ridge Road, Waterford, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Doebereiner was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Sury of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jun 16 at 3:45 am.

Jimmy Ray Shrader II, age 25, 521 Barclay Street Lot 13, Belpre, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Shrader was arrested by Patrolman Nichols of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jun 16 at 6:54 pm.

Charles Lee Hunt Jr., age 47, Waugh Street, Newport, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Hunt was arrested in Newport by Deputy Allender of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Jun 16 at 9:59 pm.

James Aron Barker, age 23, 1407 ½ Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV, for obstructing official business, a misdemeanor. Barker was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jun 16 at 12:21 am.

Jonathon Michael Stewart, age 19, 118 Deerwalk Circle, for obstructing official business, a misdemeanor. Stewart was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jun 16 at 1:40 am.

Delicia NWM Davis, age 38, 2875 Artisan Drive, Huntington, WV, for OVI alcohol or drug abuse and possession of drugs, both misdemeanors, and for improper handling of a firearm, a felony. Davis was arrested on Interstate 77 by Trooper Shirer of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jun 16 at 4:30 am.

There are currently 29 females and 71 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 28 JUN 16

On 21 Jun 16 employees of Par Mar, Moores Junction, Marietta, reported items taken from the business. This case remains under investigation. (1303)

On 21 Jun 16 it was reported that a dog belonging to Stephen Partin, 313 Franklin Street, Marietta, had gotten loose from the home and attack a neighbor’s dog. The dog suffered minor injuries. A summons is being requested for Partin for failing to restrain his dog. (805)

On 23 Jun 16 Deputies and the Devola Volunteer Fire Department responded to Devola to an unresponsive male subject. No foul play is suspected. This case is closed. (1090)

On 23 Jun 16 William J. Berg, 515 Silver Globe Road, Marietta, reported damage done to his Dodge vehicle. This case remains under investigation. (594)

On 23 Jun 16 an inmate at the Washington County Jail, Andy J. Simon, advised officers that he found a discrepancy in his inmate account. A review of records found that Charles Raymond Miller, age 20, 910 Caywood Road, Marietta, had used Simon’s account to make phone calls. Charges of theft were filed on Miller through Marietta Municipal Court. (995)

On 24 Jun 16 Justin A. Ross, 155 Mount Tom Pines Road, Marietta, Shane R. Zoller, 5 Robison Lane, Marietta, and Jackie H. Norman, 300 Woodland Acres Road, Marietta, reported vehicles entered at their homes and misc. items being taken. This case remains under investigation. (1010)

On 24 Jun 16 Deputy Thorpe responded to 1300 Park Avenue, New Matamoras, to a private property crash. Robert E. Schwab, 2755 Laurel Wind Blvd., Lewis Center, Ohio, pulled into the gas station behind Patrick D. Mahoney, 55 Morningside Drive, New Matamoras. Mahoney backed up striking Schwab’s vehicle. Moderate damage was done to both vehicles.

On 24 Jun 16 Deputies along with the Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Department Squad responded to Belpre Township to an unresponsive male subject. No foul play is suspected. Case closed. (712)

On 24 Jun 16 Benjamin L. Bowers, 1530 Nichols Road, Whipple, reported purchases totaling over $500 were charged to his credit card that were not made by him or anyone within his company, Modern Pest Control. This case remains under investigation. (1010)

On 24 Jun 16 Deputies along with the Newport Volunteer Fire Department Squad responded to Newport Township to an unresponsive male subject. No foul play is suspected. (1303)

On 24 Jun 16 Deputies were dispatched to Dollar General, 10282 State Rt 550, Vincent, to a report of an impaired male subject that was inside the business. The individual, identified as Bailey Richard Lee, age 19, 395 Warrior Drive, Vincent, had left the business prior to Deputies arriving. Deputies responded to the residence of Lee in which he advised that he had taken medication, not his own, in order to relax. Lee was placed under arrest for theft of drugs and possession of a controlled substance and was transported to the Washington County Jail. (799)

The following warrants were received at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

Bradley Douglas Worstell, 29725 State Route 7, Marietta, for obstructing official business.

Julie Annette Ash, 5425 Caywood Road, Whipple, for failure to appear.

Osten Michael Hartshorn, 2015 Newells Run Road, Newport, for failure to appear.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 27 Jun 16 and Tuesday 28 Jun 16:

Brian Michael Pritchett, age 20, 1007 Long Run Road, Newport, for probation violation, a misdemeanor. Pritchett was arrested at the Marietta City Probation Office by Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jun 16 at 1:57 pm.

Kevin Walter Reynolds, age 46, 8877 McKown Lane, Beverly, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor, and failure to appear, a felony. Reynolds was arrested at the Washington County Jail by Deputy Farrell of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jun 16 at 5:23 pm.

Stephanie Marie Rogerson, age 34, 85 Ohio Street, Wheeling, WV, for receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor. Rogerson was arrested at the Guernsey County Jail by Deputy Moyers of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jun 16 at 5:37 pm.

Miguel Angel Vallejo, age 19, 103 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, for FRA suspension and failure to appear, both misdemeanors. Vallejo was arrested at the Washington County Jail by Deputy Farrell and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jun 16 at 6:03 pm.

Chavazze Levi Kidder, age 22, 148 Oak Drive, Little Hocking, for probation violation and criminal damaging, both misdemeanors. Kidder was arrested in Little Hocking by Deputy Metts of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jun 16 at 10:27 pm.

Ted Jackson Nutter, age 41, Tadpole Run, Belpre, for DUS/ license violation, a misdemeanor. Nutter was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Whittington of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jun 16 at 3:20 am.

There are currently 27 females and 75 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 29 JUN 16

On 25 Jun 16 J. Robert Hadley, Hadley Funeral Home, 1021 Pike Street, Marietta, Family Ford, 909 Pike Street, Marietta, and Herrington Yoak Automotive, 1011 Pike Street, Marietta, all reported damage done to vehicles on their property. The value of damaged property was over $3000. This case remains under investigation. (1010)

On 25 Jun 16 Deputies responded to 2450 Pleasants Ridge Road, Marietta, in reference to a domestic violence complaint. Charles William Baker stated he went to a relative’s residence to purchase a boat with his live in girlfriend, Janet Sue Barton. Baker stated Barton had been consuming alcohol and he felt she was intoxicated when they left to go purchase the boat. On the way back to the residence Barton started an argument with Baker in which she began slapping and scratching him while he was driving. Baker asked Barton to stop, which she did not, and he then tried to get her to quit hitting him. Barton at one point grabbed the steering wheel so Baker pulled off the road and parked the vehicle, got out, and took the keys with him. Deputies spoke with Ms. Barton and she admitted to starting the argument, and stated that he only put his hands on her because she was “beating him”. Barton, age 58, 2450 Pleasant Ridge Road, Marietta, was placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail. (1010)

On 25 Jun 16 Deputies along with the Warren Township Volunteer Fire Department Squad responded to Old School Lane, Fleming. It was reported that Keith A. Schwendeman, had been burning wood and brush at his home on Christy Road when he threw gasoline on the fire, which caused him to get burnt on his arms. No foul play is suspected. (799)

On 26 Jun 16 Deputy Huffer was patrolling State Rt 821, Muskingum Township, when he encountered a vehicle exceeding the speed limit. Donna R. Malcolm, 6886 State Rt 821, Whipple, was cited for speed.

On 26 Jun 16 Sgt. Johnson observed a one vehicle accident on State Rt 821, Salem Township. Bailey Pierce Jr., 40367 Stoney Creek Road, Caldwell, was operating a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox northbound when he went off the left side of the roadway and came to stop in a ditch. The vehicle sustained minor damage.

On 26 Jun 16 Deputies responded to Muskingum Township to a possible domestic incident. After speaking with all parties, this case was found to be unfounded. No injuries or threats of harm were made. (1010)

On 26 Jun 16 Deputy Hunter responded to Little Hocking to a possible domestic incident. Due to the circumstances surrounding the incident this case will be marked closed as unfounded.

On 26 Jun 16 Deputies responded to Newport Township in reference a possible assault. A caller reported seeing a man throw a small woman to the ground near the St. Mary’s bridge. With the assistance of Ohio State Patrol Post 84, contact was made with Charles L. Hunt Jr., age 47, 45 Waugh Street, Newport. Hunt stated that he got into an argument with Rachelle Bonar, his live in girlfriend when she left the home with her child to walk to St. Mary’s. Hunt stated he followed behind her, at one point grabbing her purse, which caused her strap to break. Hunt stated that she fell to the ground. In speaking with Ms. Bonar, she stated that Hunt did grab her purse strap and “yanked” her. She further stated that he grabbed her by the hair and was jerking and swinging her around. There were no visible marks; however Bonar stated that he has struck her in the past. The child gave the same account of what occurred. A protection order was requested by the victim. Charles Hunt was placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail. (131)

On 27 Jun 16 Deputy Hunter was dispatched to the Barlow Par Mar to meet with a subject in reference to Timothy Bobo, 9630 State Rt 550, Vincent, having eggs thrown on cars and his house and toilet paper strewn about. This case remains under investigation.

On 27 Jun 16 Deputy Reeder along with the Devola, Lowell Adams and the Beverly Waterford Volunteer Fire Department Squads were dispatched to Air Heater Seal, Sunset Lane, Waterford, where an Anthony Hanes had cut himself with a hand grinder. No foul play is suspected, and no life threatening injuries were received.

On 27 Jun 16 Deputy Reeder met with an employee of Kraton, Belpre, who had found a credit card in the parking lot of their park. The owner was located and the card returned. Case closed.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 28 Jun 16 and Wednesday 29 Jun 16:

Scott James Freeman, age 34, Summerfield, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Freeman was arrested on State Route 60 in Lowell by Deputy Huffer of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jun 16 at 12:42 pm.

Jesse Scott Books, age 33, 736 Greene Street, Marietta, for disorderly conduct and breach of recognizance, both misdemeanors. Books was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Dennison with the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jun 16 at 4:02 pm.

Brandon Michael Hall, age 31, 721 Ohio Avenue, Belpre, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Hall was arrested by Deputy Malone of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jun 16 at 5:11 pm.

Shawn Eugene Covey, age 39, 250 County House Lane, Marietta, for failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, speeding, failure to reinstate driver license, and failure to display on disabled vehicles, all misdemeanors. Covey was arrested on Tennis Center Drive by Trooper Seabolt of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jun 16 at 5:23 pm.

Samuel Adam Bruce, age 26, 29765 State Route 7, Marietta, for failure to appear, a felony. Bruce turned himself in at the Washington County Jail on 28 Jun 16 at 6:10 pm.

Kevin Paul Lutchmansingh, age 39, 775 Buckeye Avenue, Marietta, for menacing, a misdemeanor. Lutchmansingh was arrested on Acme Street Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jun 16 at 7:26 pm.

William Scott Biehl, age 41, 129 Arrow Drive, Marietta, for domestic violence and menacing, both misdemeanors. Biehl was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jun 16 at 1:56 am.

There are currently 22 females and 78 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 30 JUN 16

On 27 Jun 16 Deputy Reeder responded to the Dollar General, 10270 State Rt 550, Barlow, in reference to a counterfeit $20 bill being used to pay for merchandise. This case remains under investigation.

On 27 Jun 16 Deputies responded to 148 Oak Drive, Little Hocking in reference to Chavazze Levi Kidder, age 22, tearing up the residence. Prior to arrival Kidder had left the residence. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle Kidder was a passenger in. Kidder was placed under arrest an active warrant for probation violation. The homeowners stated that Kidder was upset and began destroying things in his bedroom and in the home. He threw a 2 liter bottle which struck a wall causing a hole in the wall, as well as tearing the thermostat off of the wall. Kidder was also charged with criminal damaging and was transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 28 Jun 16 Michael L. Murphy, 35 Orchard Road, Newport, reported items to include an air compressor, socket sets, and chain hoists, removed from his property. This case remains under investigation. (1010)

On 28 Jun 16 Deputy responded to Belpre Township in reference to a syringe that was found near the roadway. This syringe was taken into evidence and marked for disposal. (1007)

On 28 Jun 16 Deputy to Decatur Township in reference to a young child walking down the roadway on Federal Road. The child was located and returned home safe. (1007)

On 28 Jun 16 Deputies along with Lowell Adams and the Beverly Waterford Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 156 State Street, Lowell, to a structure fire. The occupants and property owner were present at the scene. The occupants advised they had started laundry and then began to smell smoke. A majority of the home received smoke damage. The case is closed, as this appears to be accidental, no foul play suspected. (131)

On 29 Jun 16 a Marietta Township resident advised that they had paid money in order to get a relative out of jail. This was found to be a current scam and her relative had never been in jail. This case will remain under investigation. (1010)

On 29 Jun 16 Sgt. Reeder was dispatched to 129 Arrow Drive, Marietta, to the Amy W. Biehl and William Scott Biehl residence. Mrs. Biehl stated that her husband, William, had been drinking all day and that he was making crude remarks, throwing beer cans at her and threatening her harm. Mrs. Biehl states she eventually went to bed in which William continued to be belligerent to her. William was located and appeared to be intoxicated, smelling of alcohol as well as being unsteady on his feet. William Biehl, age 41, 129 Arrow Drive, was placed under arrest for domestic violence and aggravated menacing and was transported to the Washington County Jail. Biehl tested .250 on a portable breath test. A temporary protection order was not requested.

On 29 Jun 16 Deputy Huffer responded to 1400 Park Avenue, New Matamoras, to the Dollar General. It was reported that items were removed from the business by a subject, however they were apprehended by the store personnel and the items were recovered. The items were valued at approximately $15.00. Charges are pending against the suspect.

The following individuals were recently sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas Court:

Stephen Russell Duley Sr., age 33, 1013 Campus Drive, Belpre, for nonsupport of dependents and breach of recognizance, Washington County Jail 180 days.

Jonathan Paul Vingino, age 35, 2301 Capital Drive, Parkersburg, WV, for aggravated possession of drugs, 90 days.

Gregory Lee Frye, age 34, 970 Caywood Road, Marietta, for possession of drugs, Washington County Jail 30 days.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail ON WEDNESDAY 29 Jun 16:

Tristen Allen Hart, age 19, 18430 Outpost Road, Caldwell, for theft, a misdemeanor. Hart was arrested at the Washington County Courthouse by Patrolman McElroy of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jun 16 at 10:43 am.

Kevin Matthew Hess, age 28, 2096 Woodruff Road, Vincent, for failure to appear, a felony. Hess was arrested at the Washington County Courthouse by Patrolman McElroy of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jun 16 at 12:25 pm.

Paulette Ellen Bailey, age 51, 302 Harmar Street, Marietta, for assault, a misdemeanor. Bailey was arrested on Maple Street by Patrolman Kampmeier of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jun 16 at 2:35 pm.

Dakota Dee Hines, age 25, 936 ½ Fifth Street, Marietta, for criminal damaging/ endangering and assault, both misdemeanors. Hines was arrested on Hillcrest Drive by Patrolman Kramer of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jun 16 at 3:28 pm.

James Nemo Lee Croston, age 39, 302 Lancaster Street, Marietta, for domestic violence and breach of recognizance, both felonies. Croston was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the the Washington County Jail on 29 Jun 16 at 11:55 pm.

There are currently 18 females and 72 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 24 JUN 16

On 20 Jun 16 Sgt. McGilton responded to Rocky Point Road, Fleming, to a report of a loose German Shepherd and Spaniel mix entering property belonging to Tamera Wellspring, 1179 Rocky Point Road, and attacking her Miniature Pincher. This dog later died. Notification was made to the owners in which they stated they would comply with the dangerous dog notice. A summons for Diane Conley, age 54, 1656 Rocky Point Road, Fleming, will be requested through Marietta Municipal Court.

On 21 Jun 16 Deputies responded to Belpre Township in reference to a 17 year old juvenile who had struck his mother and broken a window. The juvenile also threw things that were outside of the residence as well as making several threats to family members. The juvenile is being charged with 2 counts of domestic violence and 1 count of criminal damaging. The juvenile was transported to the Washington County Juvenile Center. (799)

On 22 Jun 16 Deputies responded to Par Mar, 66 Arrowhead Road, Little Hocking, regarding a male and female entering the store. The female subject went to a cigar rack and obtained 1 to 2 packs of cigars and placed them in her jacket. This case remains under investigation. (509)

On 22 Jun 16 Justin M. Powell, 15459 State Rt 555, Cutler, reported a break in at a garage located at 1810 State Rt 550, Cutler. This case remains under investigation. (799)

On 22 Jun 16 Deputy Metts responded to Warren Township regarding a possible domestic violence incident. During the investigation it was learned that no threats of harm were made. This case is marked unfounded.

On 23 Jun 16 a Doberman belonging to John Alexander Rauch, age 21, 104 Cherokee Drive, Marietta, got loose from 400 Greene Street. The dog was picked up by the Marietta City Police Department and transported to the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley. Rauch had been advised in the past about restraining his dog as it had gotten loose in the past. A summons for failure to restrain is being requested for Rauch. (805)

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail on Thursday 23 Jun 16:

Leroy Junior Clark, age 41, 4325 Brandberry Road, Marietta, on warrants for failure to appear, 3 counts, and fugitive from justice, all misdemeanors. Clark was arrested at the Noble County Jail by Deputy Sheaves of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Jun 16 at 12:13 pm.

Nicole Leigh Weekly, age 38, 718 Ohio Avenue, Belpre, on a warrant for failure to confine/restrain a dog, a misdemeanor. Weekly was arrested at her residence by Deputy Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Jun 15 at 12:31 pm

Brandon Lee Rice, age 20, 16411 Kramer Road, Mount Perry, for probation violation, a misdemeanor. Rice was arrested at the Marietta City Probation Department by Patrolman Wenzel of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Jun 16 at 4:29 pm.

Robert Matthew Parrish, age 39, 310 Jones Run Road, Rinard Mills, for failure to comply with order of police officer, driving under suspension and no headlights, all misdemeanors. A charge of parole violation, a felony, was added upon his arrival at the jail. Parrish was arrested on Colegate Drive by Patrolman Richards of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Jun 16 at 11:08 pm.

There are currently 29 females and 72 males housed at the Washington County Jail.


 

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