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Archive of 07-01-04

On 1 Jul 04 Sgt. Jobes investigated a single vehicle collision at 425 Arends Ridge Road, Marietta. After placing her three year old boy in a car seat in the front passenger seat of her 1989 Mercedes, the home’s resident, Gary Beebe, was rounding the rear of the vehicle when the toddler inadvertently moved the gear shift from the parked position. The vehicle then coasted down a driveway and coming to rest after striking a ditch. The child escaped unharmed while the vehicle sustained moderate damage.

On 1 Jul 04 Deputy Sheriff Mankins investigated a two vehicle collision on Grandview Avenue, thirty feet south of Maple Street in New Matamoras. Jack D. Smith, age 60, 51140 State Route 7, New Matamoras, was traveling southbound on Grandview Avenue in his Hyundai and as a result of swerving to avoid hitting a cat, struck the rear quarter panel of a parked Pontiac owned by Linda E. Kirkbride, 1002 Grandview Avenue, New Matamoras. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and Mr. Smith suffered no injuries.

On 1 Jul 04 Evette Carpenter, age 26, 96 Main Street, Lower Salem, reported while driving along Main Street to return their children to her residence, she witnessed her estranged husband Robert, age 30, exit his vehicle down the street and attempt to initiate a fight with several individuals sitting on a porch at 201 Main Street. One of the residents stated Mr. Carpenter hit him, refused to leave the property when asked to do so and continuously berated the other residents in an ill-conceived attempt to trigger a fight. The witnesses further stated Mr. Carpenter was traveling with another woman and four children in his vehicle. During an interview, Deputy Sheriff Rhodes learned Mr. Carpenter’s license was suspended and noticed he was unsteady on his feet and reeked of alcohol. Accordingly, Mr. Carpenter was arrested for driving under an FRA suspended license, assault, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct by intoxication and for four counts of endangering children and transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 1 Jul 04 Carl Lafatch, age 34, reported his twenty-six year old wife left their residence Wednesday afternoon with her cell phone and black Cadillac STS and he has not heard from her since. This case remains under investigation (690).

On 1 Jul 04 Amanda Carpenter, age 23, 217 Fourth Street, Lowell, reported while picking up her kids at their father’s house, the father threatened her. An investigation concluded the allegation was unfounded (586).

On 1 Jul 04 Lt. Wilson and Deputy Sheriff Malone were dispatched to the Kardex building on State Route 7 in Marietta to meet with Sara Selvey, age 25, 1427 23rd Street, Parkersburg. Ms. Selvey stated her former live-in boyfriend James Anthony Whyte, age 55, 1126 46th Street, Vienna, WV, was at her place of employment in violation of a protection order issued in Wood County, West Virginia. While arresting Mr. Whyte at the Kardex building for violating a protection order, Deputy Malone learned Mr. Whyte also had an outstanding warrant from Wood County for violating a protection order. Mr. Whyte was then transported to the Washington County Jail where he is being held without bail pending extradition to Wood County.

On 1 Jul 04 Deputy Sheriff Farrell issued a citation to Dorothy Smith, age 35, 255 Highland Ridge Road, Marietta, for illegally placing a sign within the right of way at the intersection of State Routes 821 and 60. On 26 Jun 04 Ms. Smith’s sign was returned and she was informed on the law concerning the placement of sign along the road. On 28 Jun Ms. Smith replaced the sign at the same intersection and was issued a citation for the offense.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Terry Lee Johnson Sr., age 41, 1057 Fourth Avenue Apt. 2, Gallipolis, OH, for aggravated menacing, a felony. Johnson was arrested on State Route 7 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Jul 04 at 12:15 pm.

Frankie Estep, age 39, 1935 Broadway Street, Stockport, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Estep was picked up at the Muskingum City Jail in Zanesville by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Jul 04 at 2:50 pm.

James Anthony Whyte, age 55, 1126 46th Street, Vienna, WV, for a felony charge of being a fugitive from justice and for a misdemeanor charge of violating the terms of a protection order. Whyte was arrested in Reno by Deputy Sheriff Malone and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1Jul 04 at 3:25 pm.

Robert Edward Carpenter, age 30, 2020 Bear Run Road, Reno, for assault, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct by intoxication and for four counts of endangering children, all misdemeanors. Carpenter was arrested in Lower Salem by Deputy Sheriff Rhodes and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Jul 04 at 7:40 pm.

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