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Archive of 03-02-04

On 2 Mar 02 a number of Deputies responded to an intrusion alarm at the Country Corner Store at 2346 State Route 550. Upon their arrival they found that an unknown suspect(s) broke through the front doors of the business and stole 63 cartons of cigarettes valued at $1,733. This case remains under investigation (592).

On 2 Mar 04, after attempting to initiate a traffic stop at mile marker 26 on State Route 7, Deputy Sheriff Willson as well as officers from the Sheriff’s Office, Marietta City Police Department and Ohio State Highway patrol were led on a chase through the city of Marietta, culminating in the use of stop sticks on State Route 550 and coming to rest near Its Our Lane. While northbound, Deputy Willson observed a southbound vehicle overtaking other vehicles in the center turn lane. Deputy Willson turned around and activated his lights and sirens, yet the driver, Timothy R. Higginbotham, age 28, 542 Apple Street, New Martinsville, WV, failed to heed the signal, accelerated and drove through several red lights throughout the city.
Mr. Higginbotham eventually turned westbound onto State Route 550, where the Ohio Highway Patrol ended the pursuit with stop sticks. Mr. Higginbotham was taken into custody and transported to the Washington County Jail charged with a felony count of failure to comply with the signal of an officer and misdemeanor counts of OVI and reckless operation.

Citations were issued to the following:

Barbara J. Wieferick, age 50, 431 Strecker Lane, Marietta, for traveling 43 mph in a 20 mph zone while on State Route 550 in Warren Township.

Charles K. Britton, age 52, 141 Parkview Drive, Bolivar, OH, for traveling 55 mph in a 40 mph zone while on State Route 7 in Warren Township.

Adam E. Schaad, age 25, 70 Davis Road, Watertown, for traveling 47 mph in a 20 mph zone while on State Route 550 in Warren Township.

On 2 Mar 04 the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Valley City, ND, Police Department, by apprehending a 17 year old delinquent male missing from their jurisdiction.

On 2 Mar 04 David L. Hughes Jr., age 23, 28 Tom Hall Road, Marietta, reported that in August of 2003, an acquaintance may have taken an amplifier from his vehicle. This case remains under investigation (1091).

On 2 Mar 04 the father of a fourth grade Warren Elementary School student reported he believed a teacher wrongly disciplined his son.
This case remains under investigation (586).

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE FOR FRIDAY 5 MAR 04

At 1:25 pm on 2 Mar 04, members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a suspect on the second floor of the courthouse annex after two courthouse employees reported seeing the suspect spying on them from an adjacent stall in the women’s restroom.

Subsequent to being read his Miranda rights, the suspect, Ryan Davis, age 21, 223 Harmar Street, Marietta, admitted being in the restroom and pleasuring himself while looking over the restroom stall. Mr. Davis also admitted performing this act at several locations in the county.

Security departments at their respective locations have been notified; consequently, the Sheriff’s Office recommends citizens maintain a high level of awareness when using public facilities. Photo is attached.

 

he following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Gary Shawn Anderson, age 28, 1238 Wheeling Avenue, Zanesville, for two counts of failure to appear at court ordered hearings, both misdemeanors. Anderson was picked up in Muskingum County by Deputy Sheriff Underwood of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Mar 04 at 3:56 pm.

David Scott Wiggers, age 42, 714 Circle Drive, Belpre, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Wiggers was arrested at the Probation Department by Probation Officer Hamilton and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Mar 04 at 3:56 pm.
Michael Anthony Seevers, age 30, 13120 State Route 676, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation and for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, both misdemeanors. Seevers was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Jobes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Mar 04 at 6:30 pm.

Timothy R. Higginbotham, age 28, 542 Apple Street, New Martinsville, WV, for a felony count of failure to comply with the order of an officer and for misdemeanor counts of OVI and reckless operation. Higginbotham was arrested on State Route 550 by Deputy Sheriff Willson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Mar 04 at 6:40 pm.

Timothy Shawn Blow, age 29, 211 Fifth Street Apt. 1, Beverly, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Blow was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Oliver of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Mar 04 at 9:30 pm.

William Arthur Murphy III, age 32, 208 Maple Street, Marietta, for receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor. Murphy was arrested on Jackson Hill by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Mar 04 at 11:25 pm.

Ryan Andrew Davis, age 21, 223 Harmar Street, Marietta, for criminal trespassing and two counts of voyeurism, all misdemeanors. Davis was arrested at the Courthouse by Detective Sgt. Warden of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Mar 04 at 3:30 pm.

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