Archive of 09-03-04
A recent article in local media outlets detailing
the income generated by housing out of county inmates in the
Washington County Jail contained several inaccuracies, which
the Sheriff’s Office would like to correct. There are
no additional costs incurred with the housing of additional
inmates other than $1.18 per meal and any additional water
that might be used. Heating and cooling expenditures remain
the same regardless of the number of inmates. The county charges
a flat rate of $55.00 per day and nets $51.46 per inmate per
day. The county of incarceration transports their inmates and
pays for all medical, surgical, dental or other expenses incurred.
The Washington County Jail was not required to hire additional
Corrections Officers for the housing of inmates from other
counties. Additional personnel were hired to meet the minimum
standards set forth by the State of Ohio for the housing of
On 3 Sep 04 Deputy Sheriff Willson investigated
a truck-train collision at 20220 State Route 7 in Marietta.
Scott A. Jones, age 31, 307 North Second Street, Dennison,
OH, was driving a small dump truck on a private drive toward
Shelly and Sands when he saw a train approaching from the west
and attempted to stop. The truck came to a stop partially on
the railroad tracks but Mr. Jones could not restart the vehicle
before the train struck it, turning it sideways and carrying
it two car lengths down the tracks. The dump truck sustained
light damage and was driven from the scene. Mr. Jones suffered
Around 1 am this morning, Teri D. Martin,
age 28, 123 Watertown Road, Waterford, reported an hour earlier,
when she returned to her porch after walking across the street
to see if a friend’s vehicle was locked, an unknown male
grabbed her from behind and wrapped his arm around her neck.
Ms. Martin fell to the ground with her attacker and after a
short struggle she escaped to the safety of her home, suffering
minor scratches and bruises. This case remains under investigation
On 3 Sep 04 Deputy Sheriff Stackpole issued
juvenile citations to a seventeen-year-old Waterford resident
and a fifteen-year-old Watertown resident for the underage
possession of tobacco. Deputy Stackpole observed the two smoking
while on a special detail at the Waterford football game.
On 3 Sep 04 Rocky J. Nelson, age 49, 2078
Woodruff Road, Vincent, reported between 31 Aug and 3 Sep a
trailer furnace/air conditioning unit was stolen from a junk
trailer he owns at 2925 Woodruff Road. This case remains under
On 3 Sep 04 Charles Riffle, age 39, Olive
Street, Parkersburg, reported between 31 Aug and 3 Sep, an
unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered the property he is watching
on Bramblewood Heights Road in Marietta and stole a gas powered
generator and other miscellaneous items. This case remains
under investigation (690).
On 3 Sep 04 a Little Hocking resident reported
she has been receiving harassing phone calls from her estranged
husband for the past month. This case remains under investigation
individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Patricia Ann Moats, age 29, 537 Rich View
Drive, Kingwood, WV, for passing bad checks, a misdemeanor.
Moats was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Hively of the Marietta
City Police Department and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 3 Sep 04 at 11:05 am.
James Patrick Moats, age 24, 537 Rich View Drive, Kingwood,
WV, for complicity, a misdemeanor. Moats was arrested in Marietta
by Patrolman Hively of the Marietta City Police Department
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Sep 04 at
Kevin Lemont Hancock, age 24, 621 Thirteenth Street, Parkersburg,
for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Hancock was arrested
in Nelsonville by Deputy Sheriff Stackpole and processed into
the Washington County Jail on 3 Sep 04 at 1:45 pm.
Valerie Ann Caplinger, age 43 PO Box 217, Waterford, for disorderly
conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Caplinger was arrested
at Turner’s Food Court by Deputy Sheriff Gherke and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 3 Sep 04 at 7:12 pm.