Archive of 11-19-04
On 19 Nov 04 a fourteen year old Warren High
School student reported her makeup kit and cellular phone were
stolen from her purse in the girl’s locker room while
she attended gym class 2:15 and 2:30 pm that day. This case
remains under investigation (586).
On 19 Nov 04 Deputy Sheriff Rhodes initiated
a traffic stop near the intersection of State Route 7 and Dana
Road in Newport after viewing in his rear view mirror, a truck
travel eighteen inches to the right of the white edge line.
Deputy Mankins noticed an odor of alcohol on the driver, Brian
A. Reynolds, age 37, 85 Woodland Drive, Newport, and requested
he perform field sobriety tests. Mr. Reynolds performed poorly
on the tests and when questioned about a rifle he was transporting
in his truck, admitted it was loaded. Deputy Mankins verified
there was a shell in the chamber, arrested Mr. Reynolds for
OVI and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and
transported him to the Washington County Jail.
On 19 Nov 04 Roger Saver, age 57, 205 Simpson
Street, Marietta, reported between 17 and 19 Nov, he lost or
someone stole seven silver dollars from inside his home. This
case remains under investigation (586).
On 19 Nov 04 Jeff H. Hooper, age 45, 110 Indian
Run Road, Marietta, reported unknown individuals continue to
dispose of refuse on a property he owns on Christy Road in
Marietta. This case remains under investigation (695).
On 19 Nov 04 an employee of Hilltop Auto Wrecking,
975 Blue Knob Road, Marietta, reported between Thursday night
and Friday morning an unknown suspect(s) pushed through a window
panel and entered the business office. Upon inspection no items
appear to be missing. This case remains under investigation
AGGRAVATED ROBBERY OF BYERS EXXON
On November 19, 2004 at 5:20 am Byers Exxon
Station, State Route 7, Reno, was reported robbed at gunpoint.
A clerk at the store reported a lone white male gunman entered
the store and demanded money. The suspect brandished what
appeared to be a single shot shotgun towards the clerk. The
suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money
in an unseen vehicle.
Description provided by the clerk, was that
of a short white male subject with glasses. The suspect was
reported to be wearing a red sweatshirt and camouflage pants.
The suspect was also wearing a ball cap and camouflage face
A trooper of the Ohio State Highway Patrol
was on patrol north on State Route 7 just north of the robbery
location and stopped a vehicle for traffic violations. After
being informed of the robbery and suspect information, the
trooper was able to see a long gun in the backseat area of
the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle also matched the physical
and clothing description earlier provided.
After being interviewed by Sheriff’s
Office Deputies, both persons from the vehicle confessed
to the robbery and the money stolen from the store was recovered.
Both suspects were arrested and taken to the Washington County
Jail and incarcerated on Aggravated Robbery charges. Arraignment
is currently scheduled for Monday November 22, 2004 in Marietta
Arrested and charged were: Douglas
A. Hendershot, age 32, Williamson Avenue, New Matamoras,
K. Knowlton, age 25, Greene Street, Newport.
For further information contact Lt. David
Huffer at (740) 376-7070 Ext 29.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Travis Eugene Sparks, age 21, 648 Phillips
Street, Marietta, for failure to appear at a court ordered
hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Sparks was arrested
in Marietta by Patrolman Huffman of the Marietta City Police
Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on
19 Nov 04 at 1:15 am.
Buffie Marie Gerst, age 26, 3454 State Route
821, Marietta, for felonious assault. Gerst was arrested at
by Deputy Sheriff Rhodes and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 19 Nov 04 at 4:25 am.
Douglas Allen Hendershot, age 32, 1308 Williamson
Avenue Apt. 7D, New Matamoras, for aggravated robbery, a felony.
was arrested on State Route 7 by Detective Schuck of the Washington
County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 19 Nov 04 at 7:00 am.
Jerran Keith Knowlton, age 25, PO Box 216
Greene Street, Newport, for tampering with evidence, a felony.
Knowlton was arrested
on State Route 7 by Detective Schuck of the Washington County
Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 19 Nov 04 at 7:00 am.
Brenton Dean Metz, age 20, 913 Ann Street,
Parkersburg, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor.
Metz was arrested at the office of Probation Officer Ketelsen
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 04
at 2:10 pm.
Brian Allen Reynolds, age 37, 85 Woodland Drive, Newport,
for .17 breath OVI and for the improper handling of a firearm
in a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors. Reynolds was arrested
on State Route 7 by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into
the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 04 at 4:00 pm.
Stephanie Lynn Sklenar, age 37, 1020 North Street, Caldwell,
for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Sklenar was arrested
near the Noble County line by Deputy Sheriff Spencer and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 04 at 8:35 pm.