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Archive of 06-23-04

john richards arrested

On June 23, 2004, John Manis Richards, age 40, formerly of Parkersburg, turned himself in at the Washington County Jail. For the past two years Mr. Richards has been fighting extradition from West Virginia to Washington County where he was charged with two counts of abduction by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Charges were filed as a result of an incident that occurred at the Evergreen Car Wash on June 25, 2002 during which Mr. Richards was allegedly seen masturbating in front of a woman and her daughter, made threatening comments about the daughter, and then opened the driver’s door of the car while brandishing a razor knife.

Since his arrest in Grantsville, WV in July of 2002, Mr. Richards lost his extradition hearing and two appeals in an attempt to avoid coming back to Ohio. On June 17, 2004, the Sheriff’s Office was informed that Mr. Richards lost his final appeal and was ordered to report to the regional jail in Sutton, West Virginia on June 22, 2004. Mr. Richards did not show up in Sutton, but did turn himself in at the Washington County Jail a day later. Mr. Richards was booked into jail on two felony counts of abduction, a felony count of attempted abduction, a misdemeanor count of coercion, two misdemeanor counts of aggravated menacing and misdemeanor count of public indecency charge from the Marietta Police Department for an incident where Mr. Richards allegedly exposed himself at Mchappy’s Donuts on Pike Street, Marietta in April of 2000.

After a hearing this morning in front of Judge Lane a bond of $15,000 was set on the felony charges. Richards also posted a $750 bond on the public indecency charge from Marietta Municipal Court. Richards posted both bonds and was released pending his arraignment on July 12, 2004.

Mr. Richards was originally charged with warrants of two counts of abduction out of Marietta Municipal Court with the bond being $25,000 on each count. The case involving Richards was presented to a Washington County Grand Jury in December 2002. He was indicted on one count of attempted abduction; two counts of aggravated menacing and one count of coercion. Richards appeared in court today on those charges and as result the charges filed earlier from Marietta Municipal Court were dismissed.

On 23 Jun 04 Deputy Sheriff Norman investigated a hit-skip collision at 655 Brackenridge Road in Vincent. Witnesses reported an individual on the property to clean oil wells was driving between a garage and fence when the truck bumped a two inch fence post. The damage to the fence post was minimal while the damage to the driver’s vehicle is unknown. This incident remains under investigation.

On 23 Jun 04 Katrina S. Lauer, age 21, 103 Woodland Drive, Marietta, reported between 5 and 9 pm that evening, an unknown suspect(s) broke the glass of a sliding glass door to her residence. This case remains under investigation (792).

On 23 Jun 04 the owner of Auto Choice, 517 Zanesville Street, Beverly, reported a male and female appearing to be in their twenties, took a grey 1994 Cadillac Sedan Deville, with dealer tag 1211, for a test drive and did not return the vehicle. This case remains under investigation (490).

On 23 Jun 04 Lt. Canavan and Deputy Sheriff Eddy investigated a domestic dispute between Dana Hesson, age 34, 832 Ridge Street, Marietta, and her boyfriend James E. Hughey, age 40, 429 Winters Road, Marietta, at his residence. Ms. Hesson stated an argument over the care of the couple’s child intensified to the point where Mr. Hughey pushed her against a wall and grabbed her by the neck with one hand. After escaping his clutches, Mr. Hughey slapped Ms. Hesson several times and tried to kick her before she retaliated by flinging a video tape at her boyfriend’s head. As a result of their investigation Deputy Eddy arrested Mr. Hughey for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 23 Jun 04 a thirty-seven year old Marietta resident reported the father of her fifteen year old son was supposed to return the juvenile on 22 Jun and she has yet to hear from either of them. This case remains under investigation (1184).

On 23 Jun 04 Nina Close, age 40, 21690 State Route 339, Beverly, reported a Mossberg twelve gauge shotgun, a Thompson muzzleloader, a Remington twenty-two caliber rifle, a set of knives and sharpening blocks were stolen from her residence between midnight and 3 pm that day. This case remains under investigation (1184).

On 23 Jun 04 Nellie A. Sanford, age 66, 300 Starlite Drive, Marietta, reported $1,000 was stolen from her home between 21 and 23 Jun. This case remains under investigation (1184).

On 23 Jun 04 Debra K. Boyce, age 40, 979 Reeds Run Road, Whipple, reported between 2 and 7 pm that day, an unknown suspect(s) pushed in a window screen to enter home, ransacked her dresser drawers and stole twenty dollars from a change jar. This case remains under investigation (1184).

On 23 Jun 04 Amy N. Meadows, age 24, 39 Neff Ridge Road, Marietta, reported a sixteen year old acquaintance took, then returned her vehicle without permission. This case remains under investigation (792).

On 23 Jun 04 Lt. Wilson issued a citation to Donald A. Butterbaugh, age 33, 2323 Spruce Grove Road, Clymer, PA, for traveling 70 mph in a 50 mph zone. Lt. Wilson stopped Mr. Butterbaugh on US 50 near Clement Avenue in Belpre Township.

On 23 Jun 04 Lt. Wilson issued a citation to Erin Starney, age 27, 612 Wooster Street, Marietta, for traveling 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. Lt. Wilson stopped Ms. Starney at milepost fourteen on State Route 7 in Warren Township.

On 23 Jun 04 Lt. Huffer and Deputy Sheriff Brockmeier responded to a hang up 911 call placed from 416 Arnold Road, Lowell. Proximate to their arrival Justin B. Davis, age 21, informed the Deputies that his brother Jeremy G. Davis, age 21, came home intoxicated and was upset over the fact that he was not given a message after his girlfriend called. Jeremy proceeded to kick the phone line out of the wall and a clash ensued, during which each brother was struck several times. Citing witness statements that each brother was equally involved, Deputy Brockmeier requested summons for Jeremy and Justin for disorderly conduct by fighting.

The Sheriff’s Office received the following warrants:

Kevin Cross, age 43, 724 Cumberland Street, Caldwell, for failing to appear for a debtor’s exam on 11 Jun 04.

Belinda L. Lumley, age 25, Route 1 Box 184, Marietta, for failing to appear for a debtor’s exam on 11 Jun 04.

Martin W. Ramage, age 64, 256 Macksburg Hill Road, Macksburg, for domestic violence for knowingly causing a family member to believe they were in imminent physical harm.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Carl Nelson Robison, age 36, 725 Front Street, Marietta, for domestic violence, a felony. Robison was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Sury of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Jun 04 at 1:55 am.

Jerald Mearl Bowers, age 30, 704 Elm Street Apt. 9, Belpre, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Bowers was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Clevenger of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Jun 04 at 7:00 pm.

David Timothy Close, age 33, 403 Lord Street, Marietta, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Close was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Arbaugh of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Jun 04 at 10:45 pm.

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