Archive of 09-02-04
While on patrol on County Road 544 the late
evening of 2 Sep 04, Deputy Sheriff McLeish observed two vehicles
parked in the lot of Hills Church. One of the vehicles contained
two individuals, one identifying himself as Todd A. Covey,
age 37, 105 Gilman Street Lot 7, Marietta. Through a computer
check Deputy McLeish learned the second vehicle was registered
to Patricia D. Covey, age 34, 105 Gilman Street Lot 7, Marietta,
and that Mrs. Covey has a protection order against Mr. Covey.
In an effort to avoid getting Mr. Covey in trouble, Mrs. Covey
gave false information to Deputy McLeish on several occasions.
Mrs. Covey finally admitted her true identity and as a result
was issued a summons for making a false statement to mislead
a public official. Deputy McLeish also arrested Mr. Covey for
violating a court ordered protection order and transported
him to the Washington County Jail.
On 2 Sep 04 Shane Hardie, age 28, an inmate
at the Washington County Jail, reported another inmate used
his calling card without permission. An investigation by Deputy
Sheriff Stackpole determined Mr. Hardie bartered the use of
his phone card for two Swiss Cake Rolls and supervised the
individual as he used the phone card.
SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT LOCATED AND APPREHENDED
Stemming from information relayed to the Detectives
Bureau from the Children’s Services Bureau, Randy M.
Styer, age 48, 27486 State Route 7, Marietta, was arrested
in Poteau, OK, by members of the Leflore County Sheriff’s
Office and the United States Park Service for being a fugitive
from justice on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a
minor, a third degree felony. Through investigative techniques
the Detective Bureau was able to locate Styer in a remote location
of Oklahoma. Detectives Jenkins and Kapple of the Washington
County Sheriff’s Office traveled to Oklahoma to conduct
the investigation and assist in the arrest of Styer. Mr. Styer
waived extradition and arrangements are underway to transport
him to Washington County.
During the investigation Detectives learned
that Mr. Styer was the self-appointed spokesperson of his household
in which there were three families, including the fifteen-year-old
victim. The fifteen year old informed Detectives that Mr. Styer
slept with her in the same bedroom while his wife slept elsewhere
and that through three sexual encounters with Mr. Styer she
is pregnant with his child. Shortly after learning the victim
was interviewed by Detectives, Mr. Styer and other female family
members fled the area, only to be located in Oklahoma at the
end of last month. The investigation is continuing and other
charges are being considered.
Office received the following warrants:
Jason L. Metheny, age 30, 2 Gale Avenue, Newport,
for disorderly conduct by fighting, for an incident that occurred
on 6 Aug 04.
Wendell D. Weppler, age 60, 4046 School House Road, Little
Hocking, for failing appear to serve four days in jail on 17
Aug 04 for operating without a driver’s license.
Glen R. Hardie Sr., age 35, 761 Buckeye Avenue,
Marietta, for contempt for failing to appear at a court ordered
hearing on an order to show cause.
Barbara R. Tuttle, age 2603 Riverview Drive, Belpre, for contempt
for failing to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid
fines in the sum of $305.50.
Teresa D. Welling, age 35, 705 Hall Street Apt. 7, Parkersburg,
for contempt for failing to appear at a court ordered hearing
on unpaid fines in the sum of $484.90.
Traylus B. White, age 21, 527 Mitchell Avenue, Beverly, for
contempt for failing to appear at a court ordered hearing on
unpaid fines in the sum of $136.50
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Robert Terry Farmer, age 47, 2180 Hanna Road,
Marietta, for permitting drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia
and for attempt, all misdemeanors. Farmer was arrested on the
Washington Street Bridge by Patrolman Sury of the Marietta
City Police Department and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 2 Sep 04 at 4:00 am.
Timothy Alan Hall, age 32, 405 Hadley Hollow
Road, Marietta, for domestic violence, a felony. Hall was arrested
in Marietta by Deputy Sheriff Gherke and processed into the
Washington County Jail on 2 Sep 04 at 8:45 pm.
Todd Alan Covey, age 37, 105 Gilman Street Lot 7, Marietta,
for violating a court ordered protection order, a misdemeanor.
Covey was arrested on State Route 26 by Deputy Sheriff McLeish
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Sep 04 at